Sharp and incisive? I like that. But it is not merely the massaging of my delicate lawyer's ego contained within it that leads me to commend Charon QC's Blawg Review #292. It is in other respects quite a tour de force. Some have called it epic, others epicurean: I shall call it...epicacious (a phrase I coined about ooh - ten seconds ago and which is a hybrid of efficacious: successful in producing a desired or intended result and epic: heroic or grand in scale or character).
There is much more in BR 292 than items of interest to family lawyers, but this particular gem did stick out:
After tastelessly tweeting that they could not believe that “Two people bought a #divorce from divorce-online.co.uk on Christmas Day”…. these chaps have gone one better and are now having a competition to let people WIN a divorce.
According to the press release it's all in the best pawsible taste and designed to promote the idea of amicable divorce - can't argue with that notion I suppose - but whilst it is refreshing to see couples uniting in combat against other unhappy couples instead of being locked in mortal combat against one another I can't help but think this is a PR exercise that lacks a little - style? Have C4 made a reality TV show out of this yet? If not they will have by the time 2011 is out.
I confess that this post was scheduled to be rather longer but an epic bowl of Tesco's Finest Devon Toffee and Fudge Icecream has just landed beside me and I'm afraid I must sample it's epicurean delights before they melt.