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Family law barrister @1GCFamilylaw, England and Wales, Advocacy Trainer, Children Law, International Law, Court of Protection, Judicial Review, Public speaking

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Why is won’t the contraction of will not? Why is it not instead wi’n’t?
5/29
2020
“Careful! You’re almost falling in!” The seven year old aspiring lawyer in the family replied: “We can almost fall… https://t.co/0klAe6fy1S
5/28
2020
I am automatically suspicious of anyone who blames their inability to do something on “data protection law” or “hea… https://t.co/C8P1pPQSCY
5/26
2020
No - he obviously meant to write “absurd” - not “abused” - right @lewis_goodall? https://t.co/uWsEOU1J2w @pankp007 @RedbridgeBlue Exactly so.Do the words ”gruntled” and “hevelled” exist?
5/25
2020
Typhoid Mary. Not much of a ring to it. I prefer a bit of alliteration myself. Coronavirus ... ? https://t.co/sjZpZwkJS1Of a judgment which said the case had been released to a “mere mortal district judge”, Ward LJ said: “I hope the Di… https://t.co/kKa39LgtPD
5/24
2020
Automatic paragraph numbering in draft orders is a wonderful thing but when the OFFICIAL TEMPLATE has mucked it al… https://t.co/f8dZNAxW7R
5/22
2020
@DamianAStuart I suppose I find it a pretty tenuous basis. I would expect specific provision for interpretation.A serving suggestion @Tesco? Seriously?! That quantity of honey added on the side of your no doubt delicious pork a… https://t.co/OEAMTwkfkt
Retweeted by Julien FosterA thought. The lawful basis on which a party is able to communicate to an interpreter otherwise confidential inform… https://t.co/QyUgyWbEQu
5/21
2020
Uniformity of presentation takes so much time when you are having to amend others’ documents that it is sometimes q… https://t.co/e45OBDH8gA
5/20
2020
For the purposes of devising a timetable, it is unhelpful to be told that an expert will take 4 - 6 weeks to report… https://t.co/M7nzbagMVT
5/19
2020
There have been quite a few examples in the cases about the test for interim removal in care proceedings.Wilson LJ once said: “There is a recognised syndrome in which, in order to illumine his exposition of the proper ap… https://t.co/9cqjpHaWQ8
5/18
2020
Someone close to me reckons that @Pret has missed a trick by naming its takeaway service “Prêt delivers”. She says:… https://t.co/u2c5GVisqe
5/17
2020
YOUR chinstrap may be made of silk, @seanjonesqc, but MINE will have to be made of STUFF. Whatever STUFF is these d… https://t.co/A8E8NflPMbI like the following invective to be used of an incompetent lawyer. “He couldn’t draft a stamped addressed envelope”.
5/16
2020
A bit like “health and safety”, the term “wishes and feelings” is a term where its two components should be considered distinctly.
5/15
2020
Some years ago, I greatly enjoyed the spectacle of a newly qualified Recorder (known to me at the bar) who had cond… https://t.co/W8tdnuVgt5
5/12
2020
I am named after a bottle of French wine. St Julien. Another French wine of which my father is very fond is St Chinian. Lucky escape.
5/11
2020
One of my favourite judgments of his was in the Court of Appeal. Paragraph 21 contains model submissions which coul… https://t.co/k35c43Bixk @JamesRoberts_ @StaceyNevin I suspect my former Chambers colleague John Hulme of counsel might disagree with you. H… https://t.co/g15W9je1MB @JamesRoberts_ #bake-off https://t.co/qxbxL1HjGX
5/9
2020
Is the expression “well in himself” a tautology or a euphemism?
5/6
2020
@PipSinks The tenant wanted to know what the indictable offence I was referring to was, in this case the offence of… https://t.co/fHWubb0yLfAt nearly 25 years call, there is a moment from pupillage that still haunts me. I told a tenant that section 1 of s… https://t.co/9NRpBnklJF
5/5
2020
Pointless query of the day. Where do people stand on the notion that child respondents in care proceedings should b… https://t.co/69ewdq9hau
5/4
2020
@RunRiggie @AlisonGrief I agree with every word of this.Curious that the term "Apology accepted" has to mean precisely the opposite.203 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/1sUTcOelm8
5/2
2020
@RunRiggie Exactly!
5/1
2020
I am NOT representing the guardian. I am representing the children. A pedantic distinction but one that matters.195 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/t32eeur6Ek
4/30
2020
@julialarwood Almost certainly; it is a crude measure on any view but I wonder whether it is in any way reflective of other statistics.176 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/F2wNI08uSW“For want of a better word” and “If I can put it that way” are terms to be abolished from the advocate’s lexicon.
4/29
2020
Engage brain before keyboard. “All I would say is that it seems to me that I cannot imagine that”. Grammatically correct but.163 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/CFXnkxbzNS
4/28
2020
@JonArmstrongLaw CoRRECT! @pjm1kbw Bit of a Curate’s Egg... @OCallaghanMark Blofeld J once took pleasure in greeting appropriately-named counsel with the words: “I’ve been expecting you, Mr Bond”.During a fact finding hearing, a now retired Judge quoted from one but attributed it to the other and I took enormo… https://t.co/tcT4eBZPLH
4/27
2020
@DrJessTaylor From one of our associates: when I reported my then husband for punching me in the face and breaking… https://t.co/zq9SioGEdy
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4/26
2020
157 Covid-19 cases on bailii today. https://t.co/fsfye1WMOmNot in Kent but reminded of a Denning judgment. https://t.co/bjlqEZpPOu
4/24
2020
@DJS_KBO @ShipBrief I am not in the class of @ShipBrief, that is for sure.149 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/owlEHu2OTAI am wondering whether I could invent a new formula or scale to measure the amount distraction, which would involve… https://t.co/FMln8pp2R3
4/23
2020
@JaneTulloch1 Not I ...132 Covid-19 cases on Bailii today. https://t.co/dj4o41HIUvSomeone close to me has said in exasperation “I’m not her Google!”Please see our website for a recording of yesterday's Court of Protection webinar: https://t.co/znwgbKI3mA
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4/22
2020
@childrenlawyer Once one of my colleagues had the misfortune of submitting a document where QC was corrected to smiley face 😊 As in HHJ 😊
Retweeted by Julien FosterWhen using Word, I do NOT wish to render something copyright (which in any event could not be achieved by use of th… https://t.co/OksjOqjhby
4/21
2020
Curious how those who say they "want to hear all about it" are invariably referring to a future occasion when they might do so.
4/20
2020
@SirKitJudge @laurathebrief Not you. I don’t think. @going4golds He is not seeking friends. It is the Facebook algorithm that is responsible. @JaneTulloch1 The offer of friendship does not come from him tho. @LlamaBusiness @laurencecooper Exactly so. @barthothingy Good idea. I have been advised to press the remove button. @Nettleshippy Ah yes! Brilliant. @barefootbaristr I think I would always worry about that precise moment. @sglaisteryoung You have my point.I should add that I have seen no reference to the appointment on the photograph or in the name. @laurencecooper No - the invitation is from a Facebook algorithm and not the Judge. Therein lies the anxiety. He is… https://t.co/yNScqtgRXLThe face of a particular judge keeps appearing on my Facebook feed, with the invitation to “Add friend”. He is not… https://t.co/K81yNlk8Vs
4/17
2020
What is the name for a person who captures a really good (free) website address or @Twitter handle that you'd like… https://t.co/YgMNNnRqX0113 cases with a reference to Covid-19 on Bailii today. https://t.co/aAUUW6tUco)
4/16
2020
110 cases with a reference to Covid-19 on Bailii. https://t.co/yM0M4XlysIIt is true. Everything is shrinking. I ordered spare Othello counters... Followers, compare and contrast. https://t.co/nhALdva2Mv
4/15
2020
It is disgruntling when the other side sends in a draft order asserting it has been agreed when I have not even had… https://t.co/BCMEh2r8XU
4/14
2020
Here’s a prejudice for Easter. I prefer the term “centred on”, disliking the term “centred around”. My mother told… https://t.co/nY1GkZhRrd
4/13
2020
@history99917180 @global @ClassicFM I am being a pedant. My problem with the term “dearrested” is that it gives an… https://t.co/al824LHbcJHappy Easter everyone. The Easter Bunny has been! https://t.co/PAkQ389hrTThere is no such concept in law or English as “dearrested”, @global @ClassicFM
4/12
2020
People occasionally call me Adrian (Julien, Adrian - you see). If they do, I call them Pandora. #SueTownsendI have just been reading of the case of the man who presented his friend with a frog preserved in brandy; it would… https://t.co/KeSl0BMZNN
4/11
2020
They are in fact full of squid Provençal. I made the pastry and failed by not combining the lard with some butter and adding a little water.A certain ten year old said: “What has Mummy done to those poor tarts?” https://t.co/U3ulEYbIHs
4/10
2020
An email with uncertainty running through its very core: “I’m sure you have already probably opened this.”
4/9
2020
@AnObserver18 It is true that I adjusted the sexes of some of the protagonists to ensure that no one could be identified.It’s Quarantini Time 🎉🎉:Here’s the lovely Charlotte Collier and her fantastic array of glasses with the “Isolation… https://t.co/j6JhWmuNMt
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4/8
2020
I am uneasy. I was humming a tune and realised a few minutes ago that it was the Skype ringtone.A brown package arrives containing a bag of white powder. No covering note. I am immediately suspicious. It turns o… https://t.co/VXKhEYTdUXFor the avoidance of doubt, I did NOT suggest the gavel. https://t.co/IssA9MP3qcI am told that an applicant is the child’s half aunt by virtue of the fact that the applicant’s older half brother… https://t.co/805P2SXJsW
4/7
2020
Michael Gove “would have thought that for most people a walk of up to an hour or a run of 30 minutes or a cycle rid… https://t.co/A7hQ6WQzBP
4/4
2020
@ItisJudge Was there a note to accompany it?
3/26
2020
Trying to ascertain the address for a nameless local authority’s legal department. A-Z on their website: nothing un… https://t.co/tWLbo0cC1N
3/23
2020
I have just sent a text reading: V willing to be Will’s and your Executors on your Wills. Never thought I’d be able… https://t.co/a1FarDUTrC
3/20
2020
Things you never thought you’d hear yourself saying to a six-year-old: “Now finish your cigar and come on.” Of the biscuit variety.
3/19
2020
@seanjonesqc Margaret Thatcher told me at the age of seven that I didn't have to finish a plate of sausages and bak… https://t.co/WwVZpBYHLrSomeone close to me has come up with new Cockney rhyming slang for a Judge - a “Bubble”. Can anyone guess? She want… https://t.co/nfbCwAKZW9
3/17
2020
“CCTV evidence may be used in a Court of Law”. How to intimidate the non-lawyer. How to irritate the lawyer.
3/15
2020
I am wondering even in these serious times @wmarybeard whether mutations of the Coronavirus could properly be termed Covid’s Metamorphoses?
Retweeted by Julien FosterTop Tip for the day. Always label identical glass jars containing sugar and salt. Never think it would be a good pl… https://t.co/PKnOeigRcN
3/14
2020
I am finding it very hard to choose between describing a situation as invidious or iniquitous. Both words are appos… https://t.co/vHY6VkC4AlMuch more gratifying to be told “You’ve developed a light hand in omelettes” than “You’re a fantastic cook.” With c… https://t.co/QKVBueXThn
3/13
2020

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