Author Archives: Chris Dale

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere

Trainasaurus Wrecks – Chris Grayling ruins the railways

I got the (rather good) title for this piece from a tweet by Adam Creme @Adam_Creme. Its original was a photograph by Professor Dominic Regan @Dominic_Regan of a fine Tyrannosaurus Rex which appeared at Kings Cross Station, which Dominic captioned with “Grayling … Continue reading

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Steam locomotives passing Oxford

Network Rail has now built us a new bridge across the railway at Aristotle Lane. The old one gave years of pleasure to children and photographers alike, but the new one was designed, deliberately so far as one can see, … Continue reading

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Contempt and indifference from HMCTS as hearings are abandoned at short notice

This post and the tweets embedded in it are about a couple of runs of tweets about the deficiencies of the UK’s Ministry of Justice, and specifically the way pen-pushers at the Ministry of Justice and HM Courts and Tribunals … Continue reading

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The GDPR – Girls, Drink, Priests, Arse – reaches Craggy Island; Carmen says she ain’t got the time

Pretty well everyone is fed up with the General Data Protection Regulation, due to take effect on 25 May. One thing which affects almost everyone is the stream of emails coming from every business with whom you have ever had … Continue reading

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Pictures from Messines and Bullecourt to mark ANZAC Day

25 April is ANZAC Day, the day for remembrance of the thousands of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who crossed the world from Australia and New Zealand to fight in the two great wars of the 20th century. I … Continue reading

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Network Rail industrialises the Oxford landscape

The railway lines from Oxford to Birmingham and to Worcester run between my house and Oxford’s Port Meadow. Beside the railway line lie the Trap Grounds allotments. On 20 February, I took this photograph of the allotments from the Aristotle … Continue reading

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Contrasting stories of brothers killed in the First World War

This is about the stories behind plaques commemorating two brothers who both died in the First World War. The plaques are at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire. Something about their wording made me want to find out about them. I am … Continue reading

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