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What Do You Do?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Tan, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. doctorpaul

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    Yes, they can be challenging, but many of the cases I specialise in follow common themes ... Claimants falling down stairs and sustaining severe or catastrophic head/neck/back injuries can lead to VERY substantial claims. About 70% of my work is under instruction by the Defence, but everything has to be undertaken impartially ...
    Everything I do is with an "Expert Witness" hat on. I feel very blessed to LOVE my job.
     
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    Yes, posh work titles don't win over knowledge and the law..
     
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    ... yet I wager he still has a 6-bed detached and a big Mercedes :)
    I've worked with hundreds of lawyers, and am routinely grateful that my contribution to Proceedings is only ever the science and tech associated with a case. The legal side can be horribly complicated.
     
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    Started working life after dropping out of A levels pulling weeds out for Peterborough council, moved onto a truck body welding apprenticeship. From there went onto mechanical engineering apprenticeship, followed by technical engineering app. Worked as a supplier quality assurance engineer with the heavy industries, then internal quality and production engineering.

    After fifteen years in engineering the wife and I both needed a complete change, she was an outreach worker for social services, after 4 years on temporary contracts she'd had enough. I was simply p****d off with the big company politics and myself for not doing more.

    So we did the logical thing and bought a bed and breakfast in Norfolk. Ten great years doing that and got bored so I started a property rentals business and shortly after afterwards a picture framing business.

    Ten years on, I'm mostly retired. That said, we still do property and manage a small piece of woodland. Keeping busy is not a challenge.

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    You must do PI work and not legal aid!

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  8. doctorpaul

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    Yup. 100% injury cases. And no legal aid!

    I spent years with HSE on prosecutions following PIs, then managed to escape to the private sector several years ago. Best move I ever made.

    I've been referred to as "Gamekeeper turned Poacher" ... I'm comfortable with that :)
     
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    I bet poaching is more fun than gamekeeping ! I guess you do a lot of regulatory defence work which I'd love to do but it's legal aid for now. ( Sadly no Mercedes or 6 bed detached !! )

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    I have been running a laundry/dry cleaning collection franchise for 15 years, I only work 4 days a week and spend as much time with my children.
    I'm lucky enough to live down the road from the Bisley ranges and have got into the expensive habit of centre and rim fire rifles!
     
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    I work in quite a niche subject, and wrote the HSE Guidance on that subject back in the day.
    Now I've jumped the fence, I can think of nobody more qualified to pick holes in the HSE Guidance :)
    But yes, Regulations are king, although those applicable to my area have very few "teeth" so are difficult to make stick.
    We're forced to try to accept equal numbers of cases from Claimant' and Defendant's side (I guess you know that ... CPR35 etc), but it is the latter that tends to find me ... it doesn't take THAT many successfully defended cases for word to spread ... Barristers seem to network and schmooze A LOT.
     
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    Currently, I'm a Specialist Engineer at Sky. Think the bloke that turns up and sorts your TV, but with steroids. I do that bread and butter stuff, but also a lot of Cisco managed WiFi for The Cloud and other business work. I'm also rope access trained, so jumping out of skylights onto roofs at silly heights to access tricky dishes.
     
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    Left school at 16 and served my time with one of the biggest Petrochemical companies as a mechanical fitter. Worked my way up the food chain and am now a plant Engineer at the same site, 36 years later. Will be leaving this year at 52 years young as I've taken voluntary redundancy.
    Fished since I was 9 years old, match fished to national divisional championships level, now just fish for big carp and barbel. Shot air rifles since I was a kid also but not in comps. Just awaiting my section 2 shotgun interview at the mo. Love my fishing and shooting and my motorbikes.
    Looking for a new challenge work wise, would love a job in forestry or something similar. Wont need the money, I just love being outdoors.
     
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