Thoughts, quotes, testimonials and links
"Always have a plan, a backup plan, and a go-to-hell plan; because no plan survives contact intact. Tactics, techniques and procedures are adapted to the time, place and situation".
Guerrilla Patrol (and Litigator's) Mantra.
The sharpest sword is forged in the fiercest flame. The CASTELL Team Motto.
No point in trying to sneak round complexity: confront it, drive straight at it and through it, however painful the experience. Never fear the discomfort of argument, debate, contention, challenge, confrontation, the conflict of ideas. Use them hungrily to prise open and destroy your own poor logic, shoddy assessments, inadequate propositions, incomplete analyses… And even superheroes need a team. Use your team to put your feet to the fire, test your hypotheses, your convictions, your opinions; to improve the cooking of your half-baked ideas (or quickly burn them up and throw them out). Drive the truth fiercely out into the light, make it shine. Never close your mind until it is made up. Think, discuss, draft, dismantle, deconstruct, think, destroy, rebuild, draft, reconfigure, think, test, and test again. Think some more. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Think, argue, full and slow, smooth and fast, smart; and the right state of mind will suddenly become obvious in its persuasiveness and elegance. Enfin, stand back from the confusion of wrestling with the complexity in which others are still mired. You have reached the simplicity beyond the complexity. You can let the crystal-clear revelation of the granite-hard objective justifiability of your findings and conclusions transcend mere partisan entreaty and pleading.
Every presentation is a representation.
Every conversation is an argument.
Director, Main Board of a major listed plc.
"I have worked with Stephen for close on twenty years, on a wide variety of significant and complex ICT disputes that have been in litigation or arbitration, many involving also leading TMT insurers. He has always brought cost-effective energy, efficiency, rigour, independence of mind, penetrating analysis and uniquely illuminating insights to his expert investigations on behalf of my clients, delivering clear, comprehensive and readily-understandable expert reports that have invariably assisted in accelerating the dispute resolution process and, more often than not, have resulted in very satisfactory settlements without the high costs of going to full trial". Nicholas Gibbons, Partner, Ince & Co, the leading City and International firm of Solicitors (http://incelaw.com/).
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