Alan Partridge noted that “what really binds us as a nation is when all of us, together, can’t stand something, like speedbumps, or anything changing”. Of course, subscribers to the linear nature of time, will appreciate its constantly changing nature. However, when it comes to our ability to tell time, perhaps change is not so welcome.
There’s a great line in an early episode of “Frasier” where Niles is talking about how much he likes having lawyers in his therapy sessions: “They make wonderful patients: they have excellent health insurance and they never get better.”
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Lock v Stanley has provided some comfort to Insolvency Practitioners and litigation funders in relation to potential challenges to assignations of claims, as well as highlighting some practical steps which should be taken to mitigate risks.