Does opportunity knock for Boohoo?

first_img I am pretty bearish on clothes stores right now. As I have said many times, people don’t buy new clothes to sit around the house. There may, however, be some exceptions. Indeed Boohoo (LSE: BOO) seems to be using this as an opportunity.At the end of February, Boohoo had net cash of about £241m. Last week, finance director Neil Catto hinted at the company’s intention to put at least some of it to use.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A bargain is a bargainBoohoo has a history of buying up distressed brands and integrating them into its own business. Last year, for example, the company bought the Coast and Karen Miller brands out of administration.As I started by saying, I suspect many clothes stores will not survive lockdown. Earlier this month, both Oasis and Urban Warehouse went into administration. Likewise Laura Ashley and Cath Kidston. A savvy company such as Boohoo may be well placed to buy up such brands.Financially, Boohoo certainly does seem to be in a good position. The company said that sales are still rising, though not at the 44% levels it saw last year. Indeed, Catto said “Some of the analysts are thinking about double-digit growth in sales over the year, which is definitely achievable”.As any good investor knows, buying shares while they are at their lowest is the best time. As most of the fashion industry looks set to take a hit because of lockdown, Boohoo may be able to buy up the scraps.Why is Boohoo the exception?Of course the interesting question is what makes Boohoo different. In essence, it is the age and fashion consciousness of its average customer. Similarly to ASOS, the majority of its customers are young and trendy.Though they may not be going out at the moment, they are certainly looking forward to the time when they can. Currently saving money elsewhere because of lockdown, many seem to be stocking up on clothes for when restrictions are finally lifted.Interestingly, according to Boohoo co-founder Carol Kane, its customers do also buck the trend for not buying clothes to sit around the house in. She said Boohoo ha3 noticed a significant shift away from party outfits towards more casual clothes. Online conferences, it seems, are enough to make some people still dress well.Investing in BoohooAs a potential investment, I think Boohoo has a lot going for it. My main concern is that it is priced quite high. However for me, any company that can buck the trend of its entire industry when things are bad is well worth looking at.Boohoo, of course, will not be immune to the coronavirus and lockdown problems. However if it makes the most of its strong position, I for one think its shares still have way more upside left in them. Does opportunity knock for Boohoo? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Karl Loomes | Thursday, 30th April, 2020 | More on: BOO Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

The Deliveroo share price drops by 30%. Here’s what I’d do now

first_imgThe Deliveroo share price drops by 30%. Here’s what I’d do now Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harshil Patel has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img See all posts by Harshil Patel “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The Deliveroo (LSE:ROO) share price slumped by 30% at one point on its first day of trading. Shares of the food delivery business started trading on Wednesday 31 March at an initial offer price of 390p.The Deliveroo share price traded below 280p in volatile conditions. It then stabilised to hover around 300p later in the day.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The share price decline came despite the company choosing to offer at the lower end of the price range due to “volatile” market conditions.Why did the Deliveroo share price slump?The price of shares in an initial public offering (IPO) is typically set by an investment bank. Once a stock exchange has accepted the application to list on the stock market, the company asks an underwriter to help decide the number of shares and the price.The underwriter is usually an investment bank that looks for investors to subscribe to the IPO. However, valuing a company is neither easy nor accurate. Often, the initial price is not close to the price the shares subsequently trade for.I tend to avoid IPOs altogether for this reason. The first few months can be fraught with uncertainty surrounding the market dynamics and investor appetite.In this scenario, the Deliveroo share price may have slumped on day one if it was mis-priced.Will Deliveroo deliver for investors?Some institutional investors that decided not to invest cited reasons of risks surrounding worker rights. Profit margins could be squeezed if gig economy workers are offered traditional economy benefits. Currently, the company classes its couriers as self-employed contractors. This mean they aren’t entitled to holiday pay or the national minimum wage.Any change to regulations could materially affect Deliveroo’s business model, in my opinion. Deliveroo does not currently make a profit, and any further pressure on its business model could extend the road to profitability.Several factors could affect the Deliveroo share price in the coming months. Stock markets look forward and try to anticipate the future. With reopening plans currently on track, the coming months could see restaurants re-open and workers start slowly moving back to offices.In 2020, Deliveroo experienced rapid adoption of online food delivery. It will be interesting to see the effect of consumer behaviour when the economy opens up again.  On a positive note, I like that Deliveroo is still founder-led. Will Shu, co-founder of the company has ‘skin in the game’. The company has the potential to dominate the food-delivery market. I particularly like the delivery-kitchen concept where it has created pop-up restaurants where it has identified gaps in the market. These are specially designed for delivery.Deliveroo is an innovative company and it is constantly looking for ways to grow. In 2021, it is looking to expand its on-demand grocery offering. This is the fastest-growing part of the business and I believe it could have some potential.Overall, I think the Deliveroo share price could remain volatile in the near term as the market adjusts. For me, it’s just too risky at the moment, so I won’t be investing. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Harshil Patel | Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 last_img read more

Rieko Ioane calls Springboks and All Blacks classic toughest Test he’s played

first_imgMonday Oct 9, 2017 Rieko Ioane calls Springboks and All Blacks classic toughest Test he’s played Winger Rieko Ioane has said that Saturday’s epic 25-24 Test win over South Africa in Cape Town was the toughest he’s played so far in his young career. Ioane, who had a try disallowed in the first half, scored a crucial intercept try in the second. Ioane, still just 20-years-old, has cemented his place as the regular left wing starter for the All Blacks, after coming in for a slightly out of form Julian Savea.In scoring on Saturday, Ioane became joint top try-scorer in this year’s Rugby Championship, tied with Wallaby fullback Israel Folau on five tries each.The match lived up to the hype, according to Ioane, who first played NZ Sevens aged 17. “They were saying it is one of the tougher Test matches, and for me, that was the toughest one I’ve ever played and one that I won’t be forgetting,” Ioane said.The first half of the match lasted a gruelling 50 minutes, as South Africa piled on the pressure.“I think, after that first half though, the game would have been over – it was that long.“They rushed up and brought a lot of line speed, and I think that put us under a bit of pressure, especially in that first half. Nothing was really sticking for us, a couple of passes were dropped.“They just put us under huge defensive pressure with their line speed and I think that flowed on well for them. But it was good that the boys were able to grind it out and come away with the victory.”On his try, Ioane says that he just ran, despite being gassed at the time.“We were on defence for a bit, the ball popped up and I had the easiest job, to just run it in and put the ball down. I did my bit, credit was to the boys for their hard work on defence.“My lungs were blowing, my legs were gone and I was just hoping that I’d make it the full distance. These young legs managed to do it. I was just happy enough to get over the line, sucking a few big ones on the way back.”The All Blacks now head back home for a week off before they begin preparations for the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies, in Brisbane on October 21st.Catch up on highlights from the match belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242183/balmain-house-carter-williamson-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Photographs:  Brett BoardmanBalmain House_2Preserving and restoring the integrity of the existing 1860’s workers cottage as part of the street scape and the eclectic, urban fabric of Balmain was key to the development of this site. The addition needed to be sympathetic, evolving to sit behind and recessive from the original cottage. Light and bright, the new building contrasts spatially with the low, intimate spaces of the existing home. Where the two buildings meet they are united by a light connection, a transitional space at the focal point of the home.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOperating as an interface between the interior and exterior condition, the rear façade is a playful composition of strong, off-form concrete elements which mediate the light from the east and west and striking, fixed marble louvres that filter and attenuate northern light in summer yet allow it to be drawn deep inside during winter.Save this picture!1st floor planNot only utilitarian, the rear façade is central to the character of the home, taking on an ephemeral quality as it captures and translates shifts in time and seasons. The marble louvres glow iridescent blue in the evening as the sun sets and cause dynamic bands of shade to play over the interior walls during the day.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessPress Conference Room of the French Ministry of Agriculture / h2o ArchitectesArticlesCopenhagen Arena Proposal / 3XN ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 36 Share Architects: Carter Williamson Architects Photographs “COPY” Australia Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects Balmain House / Carter Williamson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBalmain House / Carter Williamson Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/242183/balmain-house-carter-williamson-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeCarter Williamson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyHousesAustraliaPublished on June 09, 2012Cite: “Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects” 09 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Philip Lawrence Awards

Philip Lawrence Awards  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Philip Lawrence Awards recognise outstanding achievements in good citizenship by young people aged 11-20. Find out more from the National Youth Agency. Howard Lake | 18 June 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

A Permanent Home for the Rath Al Fresco

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Design A Permanent Home for the Rath Al Fresco By LORI DAJOSE Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 10:58 am Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Perspective looking east Credit: Frederick Fisher and PartnersFor 15 years, the eastern lawn of the Athenaeum has been home to the Rath Al Fresco, a part of long summer evenings at Caltech. This fall, construction will begin on a permanent home for the Al Fresco on the north side of the Athenaeum.The Rath Al Fresco began in 2000 as a summer offshoot of the Rathskeller, the Athenaeum’s bar and gastropub. The original menu featured only hot dogs and burgers, but it has since expanded to include a full selection of dinner and drinks. The new space is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.The renovations will include adding 1,500 square feet onto the existing kitchen to better serve guests indoors and outdoors and patio seating space. “Not having to set up and tear down the RAF daily will give us much more flexibility with what we can plan and do,” says Marisu Jimenez, the Athenaeum’s general manager. “Additionally, the new kitchen will be available for to-go lunches throughout the year.”The Athenaeum, which celebrated its 85th anniversary this year, opened with its first formal dinner in 1931. Recently, renovations were completed on the Athenaeum’s main dining hall to restore the carpet and window fixtures. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Subscribe 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

‘Make The Point First, Show Relevant Facts And Support It With Law’ : Sr Adv Akhil Sibal Discusses Court Craft [Watch Video]

first_imgTop Stories’Make The Point First, Show Relevant Facts And Support It With Law’ : Sr Adv Akhil Sibal Discusses Court Craft [Watch Video] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 May 2020 8:36 AMShare This – xSibal also extensively spoke about his methodical and clinical approach towards studying briefs.In an insightful and engrossing session, Akhil Sibal, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court, discussed his approach towards dealing with case briefs and structuring arguments in court.He was talking at a webinar organized by R&R Law Chambers on the topic ‘Mastering Briefs & Structuring Arguments’. The session lasting for almost one and half hours was moderated by Rohan Batra and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an insightful and engrossing session, Akhil Sibal, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court, discussed his approach towards dealing with case briefs and structuring arguments in court.He was talking at a webinar organized by R&R Law Chambers on the topic ‘Mastering Briefs & Structuring Arguments’. The session lasting for almost one and half hours was moderated by Rohan Batra and Reena Choudhary, Partners at R&R Law Chambers.Key takeaways from the session :While clarifying that he has no straight-jacket formula when it comes to structuring arguments, he said that he followed a general pattern with respect to structuring arguments in court.If there are preliminary objections, they would be raised at the beginning itself. As regards merits, the attempt would be to put across the best points as quickly as possible, and avoid detailed narration of facts.”My starting point is not to start with the facts. I don’t want the judge to get impatient wondering what the argument is. The sooner the judge knows what the argument is, the sooner she can start thinking about it. Then the facts as you place them will have a context. De hors the argument, the judge cannot appreciate why you are focusing on certain facts and not others. So I try to make the point at the outset and the detailing should come after”, he said about his approach in higher courts..This approach, he said, makes the arguments more cohesive. Make the point, show the relevant facts, and support it with the relevant law – he described his pattern.Think in terms of propositions of fact and lawHe said that it was important to think in terms of “propositions of facts and law”.”Fact is a statement of what happened. Proposition of fact is a factual inference that you wish to derive from the fact; it is the point you wish to make with respect to a fact. It is a fact bundled with an argument”, he explained.Stating propositions of facts is more effective in getting the point across, than mere narration of facts.Opening submissionsHe said that his preferred style was to get the judge thinking immediately. Start with points that will grab the judge’s interest. “You will have to pique interest. You need a big picture beginning. A trailer to captivate the attention of the judge. Remember, the judge might have also read the brief and might have come with pre-conceived notions.  So, you need to think of something that will appeal to the judicial mind and judicial conscience. For that, you need to think from the shoes of the judge”, he said.He added that it was not his personal style to make an overly dramatic beginning, but a focused and pointed one. “Some lawyers are theatrical. That can also yield results. It is a matter of personal style”, he said.Need to know opposite side’s argument.It is important to know the opposite side’s argument. One should try to build their argument to the hilt and demolish it.One must also think out of the box with respect to the opposite side’s arguments, without getting confined by what is stated in their brief or pleadings. This will avoid situations of you being caught unawares by an out of box argument raised by them in court.. “You must test the strength of your argument based on your independent thought, having built up the opposite side’s case as if you have accepted their case”, he said.Sibal also explained that he factors in who the opposing counsel is while readying his arguments in court. “I will be conscious about who are appearing at the opposite side. Over time, you will understand the lawyers, what tricks they have up their sleeves, what style they follow, how well prepared are they with their briefs etc. You play to your strength and their weaknesses”, he said.The idea is to make your experience in court as predictable as possible.Don’t combine good arguments with bad arguments If you combine good arguments with bad arguments, it can reduce the overall credibility of your case. The way the mind works, and the way the judge absorbs the case, is based on the overall impact of the arguments. If you sneak in terrible arguments with good arguments, the judge starts to doubt your better points which you argued with greater conviction. Focus on winnable arguments, be selective, as time is limited.He added that if the case is generally weak on merits, and the strongest point is also not that appealing, he might use a combination of weaker arguments, hoping any of it might strike. He also highlighted the importance of knowing the court room personality of the judge. Certain aspects matter more before certain judges. Some judges have certain intellectual and policy leanings. You can’t have a one size fix all approach before everyone.  Need to be flexible alsoIf the argument which you thought was convincing is not working with the judge, don’t  flog it beyond a point.As a counsel you need to have flexibility, and you need to think quickly on your feet, to dial back and course correct and abandon that argument, instead of just drilling at it.Otherwise, you will end up derailing the case and getting nowhere, he cautioned.At times like that, you have to re-calibrate, and shift gears, and fall back on another argument, which you may have thought as weak.Mastering the briefSibal also extensively spoke about his methodical and clinical approach towards studying the briefs.He said that he never goes to the court without thoroughly reading the briefs himself. “To go to court, merely on the basis of a note that your junior has prepared overnight, telling you what the case is about, without having read some part of the pleadings is a very risky proposition. I would not recommend it , even if it means waking up in the wee hours to read parts of it”, he said. Read impugned judgment first in the appellate sideHe said that he followed the pattern of reading the pleadings when it comes to cases in the original side. That will help one understand the foundation of the case.When it comes to appellate side cases, he reads the impugned judgment first.”In an appeal you cannot avoid reading the impugned judgment line by line”, he said.”I will go straight to impugned judgment and will try to remain as unencumbered as possible from the brief. I will try to formulate my own thoughts, without the weight of how the appellant has cast the appeal. With a critical eye, I think for myself, how convincing does this logic (of the judgment) sound. I look for any logical missteps, lacuna.. Based on that, I go to the materials that the judgment relies on, to see if my first instincts about the weaknesses about the judgment are good, and i will refine my thoughts accordingly. Then i go to the grounds of appeal, and formulate my final and most refined version of arguments, which remains a work in progress”, he explained the process.Read the brief cover to cover, especially during the early days of profession.He stressed on the importance of developing the habit of reading the briefs thoroughly, cover to cover, during the early days of the profession.”In the early years, I would make it a point to read the brief line to line, cover to cover. It requires a lot of hard work and commitment, but I would recommend doing that. If you have read everything, you are ahead of the game. Then it is possible for you to spot less obvious points, obscure points, which may have skipped others notice, and which may turn out to be critical.This can make you come up with new, original points. In the course of hearing, there will be factual questions from court. The other sides may also make factual reference. It is not possible for you to anticipate all these. If you have foundation of readings, as and when unanticipated questions arise, you can answer in a manner no body else can. If you are prepared with a truncated version of the file, with a note prepared by somebody else, you will be guided by someone else’s thinking, and you may get caught on the wrong footing, This may not be always practical and feasible all times as your workload increases and you progress in your career. You may have to be selective and prioritize. But by the time you will also have become better in what to look for and able to skim”, he said.This ability to spot the relevant facts through skimmed reading is developed only by continuous reading of briefs thoroughly, he stressed.”If you start skimming and skipping at the very beginning of your career, then you develop the bad habit and you are not able to sift and differentiate between what’s important and what’s not important.”He also made a pertinent comment about Indian style of pleadings :”Our Indian style of pleading in repetitive. We don’t favour lean, precise, focused pleadings. So, unfortunately, we are burdened with very very lengthy and unwieldy pleadings. But over time you do figure out what the different moving parts are and you can go starightaway to those ..and absorb them quicker. “Read the briefs actively, with a critical eyeSibal also discussed the technique of “active reading”. Drawing a comparison with watching a movie, to explain this “abstract concept”, he said that while watching a movie, we are passive, in the sense we have completely surrendered ourselves to the movie, and are absorbed in its emotions and happenings. You start ‘actively’ watching the movie, when you reflect about it afterwards, analyzing its characters and themes, and discussing it with others.He said that a similar ‘active’ approach was necessary while reading briefs.”When you read the brief, you must not be passive. You must be thinking as you go along. You should think what all legal issues may arise as you read the brief. You must develop a critical angle, a prism. This will train your brain to ask precisely the right question, and become lazor sharp and have an eagle’s eye to spot the crucial aspects.   Facts and issues will jump out at you and settle in your mind when your are reading the brief with a critical angle. It will become a memory trigger for recalling the relevant fact. It teaches you to be fiercely independent. If you are passive in reading, your brain will feel more resistance to think independently, and you feel encumbered with someone else’s perspective”. He said that when you are looking at the document, you should be actually looking for something. “You should be looking for something in the documents, something in your favour or something against you. tt will allow you to absorb and recognize the relevant fact. You must have an active engagement with what you are reading.”Best way to think independently is to re-consider the case yourself from the beginning, uninfluenced by the brief. The more you do it more you will be able to think out of box.Train your mind to act instinctively to think independently”, he said. Parting advice to youngstersSibal said that during his initial years, he used to spend a lot of time studying briefs and observing court proceedings.”There is no substitute for hard work. You need courage, you need perseverance. There will be many disappointments. But there is a lot of meaningful and fulfilling work you can do if you stay the course”, he said.He also advised that one should not be overly dependent on other’s views and advises, even though they are said with the best intentions in mind. “You need to take charge and think independently.You need to ask yourself whether it sounds right, and go with your gut and trust your instict. You might get it wrong. But gradually you will develop the right instict.If you simply follow other’s advises, you will never learn for yourselves”, he said.Also, one should be careful about one’s reputation and credibility with the court. Watch the entire session here :  Next Storylast_img read more

Excel rolls out training across events centre

first_imgMore than 400 staff working at the Excel events centre in London havecompleted a scholarship scheme designed to improve customer service. The initiative was launched earlier this year to provide co-ordinatedtraining courses for staff working for the wide range of employers at the100-acre site in London’s Docklands, which is used as venue for major eventssuch as exhibitions and concerts. Excel is now running 25 courses in partnership with the London Borough ofNewham and the European Social Fund, in a bid to improve customer service fromall employers at the site. Maria O’Dea, HR and training manager at Excel, said the scholarship scheme wasput in place to harmonise training between all the service partners, whichinclude cleaners, security providers and retailers. “All the partners are experts in training in their own businesses butwe wanted to deliver better customer service training specific to the eventsindustry, and this has created a one-team approach across the whole site,”she said. Employees can work towards industry qualifications such as GNVQs and CCNAsor work on more traditional subjects such as French to provide a platform forfurther development. Excel will be providing the training to its own staff as well as to all1,000 employees who work for its on-site partners. Related posts:No related photos. Excel rolls out training across events centreOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Dispute solutions delayed by third-party intervention

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The interference of third parties in industrial disputes – such as theGovernment’s recent role in trying to end the firefighters strike – can delay asuccessful resolution. This is the conclusion of a study funded by the Economic and Social ResearchCouncil, which examined the effect of the presence of those not directlyinvolved in the dispute, but who are able to provide additional resources tohelp reach an agreement. The research finds that the possibility that a third-party mediator mayintervene in negotiations creates the potential for delays, by increasing theexpectation that one side can be pressurised into conceding ground orresources. The report was published after Deputy Prime Minister John Prescottthreatened to enforce a pay settlement on the striking firefighters. Paola Manzini of Queen Mary, University of London, who led the study,stressed that third-party mediators can prove beneficial to dispute resolution,provided their role is limited. “On the other hand, so long as the amount of resources the mediator canmake available is sufficiently small, the bargainer’s incentive for a stalemateis reduced,” he said. The study, which was completed in conjunction with Clara Ponsati ofUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona, highlights the incentive for governments todecentralise negotiations and become ‘active mediators’, rather thandirectly-involved negotiators. Privatisation, for instance, creates a three-party framework, withnegotiations between management and workers, with the Government in the role ofthe ‘active mediator’. The report suggests the Government should use legislation to limit itsinvolvement as much as possible – for instance, by introducing tougherrequirements for firms to consult with the workforce before taking decisionsthat may have a great impact on jobs. But, said Manzini: “Interestingly, the present UK Government seems tofavour these mandatory interventions less and less. The undesired effect, isthat governments progressively become more active players innegotiations.” By Ben Willmottwww.regard.ac.uk Dispute solutions delayed by third-party interventionOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Bakery stalwart passes away

first_imgBritish Baker regretfully announces that Ken Glennon has passed away, following a long battle with leukaemia.Colleagues at The Ulimate Bakery Company, a new venture Glennon had been focused on, said he was a great character and ambassador for the industry.“Ken, who worked through many areas of the industry in both production and sales, came into his own in the mid-’90s as sales director in the development of the La Fornaia business, and subsequently as sales director of Maple Leaf,” said the firm.“Ken’s passion and enthusiasm had recently been focused on a new venture, The Ultimate Bakery Company, which, despite his illness, he got up and trading successfully.“He leaves behind a wealth of friends in the industry. Competitors, clients and colleagues past and present have all said how much they will miss his optimism and infectious good humour.”The firm said it offered its condolences to his wife of more than 40 years, Brenda, his children and grandchildren.last_img read more