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

Battle for air supremacy over Port Meadow

A crow sees off a kite while a buzzard looks on. The crow gives up, but what I think are house martins take on the challenge of ridding the skies of big birds. The photographer gets eyed up as if … Continue reading

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Kite-boarding at Shingle Street

On a recent weekend in Suffolk, we came across some people kite-boarding at Shingle Street. There is a short post and some pictures of Shingle Street here. I was testing a new lens combination (Canon 100-400mm + 1.4x converter for … Continue reading

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Shingle Street on the Suffolk coast

Shingle Street is a row of houses on the Suffolk coast. And when I say “on the coast”, I mean that it could not be closer to the sea. It lies at the foot of the long spit which runs … Continue reading

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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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