And a BIG hello to Nicola Ross Martin. For those that don't know her, Nichola is at AccountingWEB, dCode (which I didn't know but quite like as a resource) and of course her own site. (OK - enough of the plugs.)
The other day we had a great conversation about the value of this medium. Hey Nichola - love the try before you buy idea on dCode - pity on the environmentally friendly assets bit I didn't see you mention there's a CGT risk on eventual disposal...But here's the best bit:
Being somewhat anal, I decided to trawl through dCode and found a bunch of websites for specialist tax practitioners. Most are pants but one or two have some gems on them. At BKL Tax for instance, David Whiscombe's biography has this to say:
"Whatspare time he has is filled with gardening, cycling, real ale andsubjecting the congregation at the village church to his spectacularlyenthusiastic abuse of the church organ."
Who said ex-HMRC folk had no sense of irony? Don't you just love this guy already? So I read one of his articles. This is INCREDIBLE stuff:
"OK: not many of us are going to be worrying about whether our fees arerecoverable under CPR 48.6. More to the point is the significance ofthe judicial recognition that there do exist areas of law where greatexpertise may reside with professionals other than solicitors. Oncethat is established, will perhaps the next bastion to fall be legalprofessional privilege, which is at present jealously guarded by thelegal profession? In a world where even the Courts recognise that thereality is that expert legal advice is daily provided by non-legallyqualified advisers, for how much longer can legal professionalprivilege continue to be denied to such advisers, we wonder?"
Woah tiger! I wonder what Mark Lloyd will have to say about this?
Pity the site doesn't have RSS or a commenting mechanism but hey - I sent the guy an email though! Here's your competition Nichola -go at it.
Oh..and I should say - I would never have found BKL had I not found Nichola through AccountingWEB and then out to dCode and Mark wouldn't know about it if he wasn't part of my community and on it goes.