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Curse this anonymity thing.


There are times, such as this, that the requirements of anonymity are a bit annoying. Much though I enjoy the dark powers conferred by my mask of mystery, being the Fantômas of housing law, it does mean that some things can’t be posted about at the time or at all because they are too much of a damn obvious give away.

So, when I’m involved in a very interesting case, which may turn out to be a test case for certain propositions, I have to bite my tongue. I take consolation in the fact that as the matter is in process, I couldn’t post about it anyway.

The matter will either be ongoing for some time or over very quickly indeed (unless we appeal – oh the temptation), so it could be that my agony is removed soon. But this is far from the first time I’ve had to forcibly keep my trap shut or do some extensive timeshifting and irrelevant fact invention.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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