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    The lost art of ‘talking’ – how family law collaboration can bridge the gap in separations (1)

    At a recent business dinner, conversation turned to how much we all use email – some people can't live without it and others hate it and the fact that it follows them around 24 hours a day. The view was expressed that younger solicitors in particular tend to resist making a phone call unless they absolutely have to. The general feeling round the table was that that was a loss and we wondered if actually this was a development (although not necessarily for the better) throughout society in general. Banksy, of course, brilliantly made the point in his recent artwork of an embracing couple gazing lovingly into their smart phones.

  • Catching up with Samantha Kinghorn - looking back to Dubai and ahead to Glasgow 2014 as the countdown speeds up

    Catching up with Samantha Kinghorn - looking back to Dubai and ahead to Glasgow 2014 as the countdown speeds up

    With lambs, puppies and babies springing around her, you can understand why there's no such thing as a quiet time for wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn. With a wrist injury curtailing her training for a few weeks, appearances on TV and the fashion pages of a national newspaper have also kept Harper Macleod's Athlete Ambassador for Glasgow 2014 busy – who knows what her schedule is going to the like when Games fever really gets going.

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    Sports bodies and cultural trusts now covered by FOI

    Bodies satisfying these criteria include certain trusts established by local authorities. The purpose of listing criteria rather than naming specific public authorities is intended to provide flexibility and to avoid the need to designate each individual bodies on a case-by-case basis.