The Remarkable Power of Video in Bestowing Authority

A lady from Utah or Idaho or Ohio or someplace in the United States emailed me last week. She wanted me to advise her in relation to some difficulty she was encountering with a government or State department in the United States. She had seen me on YouTube and was impressed and decided I was […]

Reading the Signals at an Employment Law Hearing

If you are representing yourself at an employment law hearing-for example at the WRC or Labour Court-you need to be aware of the value of reading some signals. For example, if the WRC adjudicator or Chairman of the Labour Court division give you the impression that things are not going great for you, and if […]

Drip by Drip (the Army of Cost Effective Workers)

I uploaded a video to YouTube yesterday which is almost certainly of interest to only a small group of people. The video is called “The Powers, Duties and Role of Executors in Irish law”. To the person who finds themselves burdened with the job of executor for the estate of a loved one who has […]

Legal Costs and Access to the “Majesty of the Law”

Every week I receive an updated record of Court judgments from the Courts Service. Many of the decisions are uneventful and unremarkable. But two decisions caught my attention this week and both were concerned with legal costs. The first case involved Dana Rosemary Scallon and the defamation against her and TV3 by a mother and […]

Success-Is It Luck, Genius, Hard Work, Serendipity?

It was 1987 or 1988 when I met him. He went on to become one of the most successful and high-profile figures in Irish business for the next quarter of a century, or thereabouts. And his success has always puzzled and annoyed me. Because my gut feeling, from my observation and conversation on a Saturday […]

My Business (and Personal) Growth Strategy for 2019

For 2019 and beyond I want to focus all my attention on the things that matter; I mean the things that really matter. For my business, and for myself personally. And these things are closely related. Let me explain. There is a small number of things that really matter to continue to grow my business, […]