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A Flatshare Affair

After 15 years of business ventures in different industries across different countries, I finally stumbled upon a money-making machine. Flatshares.

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The UK Judicial System Part 1

If you are a decent size player in the flatshare business, you will definitely get to know and understand the UK Judicial system. You will learn and come to recognize how civil matters and housing can become criminal matters and vice versa depending on how and who is looking at it. Especially with the legislation for shared accommodation which is vague at best and it leaves a lot of room from interpretation. 

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The UK Judicial System Part 2

I soon found out that Gian Paolo Aliatis was only 1 out of 100 names summoned that day on the court. Everyone who made it would be checked in. At this point it was decided whether they would give you a hearing or if they would drop your case. A bit of a joke if you ask me.

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THE UK JUDICIAL SYSTEM PART 3
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The UK Judicial System Part 3

I will not bore you with extensive details on how the English Judicial system works. However, in a nutshell it is split into civil and criminal matters. My previous article discussed my experience in the county court, where all civil matters begin. In this article, I will discuss much bigger matters, criminal matters, which start in the magistrates court and can go up to the crown court. It is a completely different game. 

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The UK Judicial System Part 4

Looking back at it, the sad thing is, despite not being convicted, I could not get any of my costs back because the prosecution would only refund the legal costs at an LHA rate. This means that if I paid £200 or £300 an hour to my solicitors I would just get a refund of only £70 an hour. Does this sound reasonable?  

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Unwanted Attention Part 1

They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity. In my experience, attention is complicated and the desire to obtain it can be problematic. From our early years as babies we demand so much attention from our parents purely for survival. This need for attention keeps following us during our life. Like a lot of things in life, the amount of attention we give and receive needs to be balanced. 

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Unwanted Attention Part 2

Years down the line, that lesson prevailed in most of my decisions and the fact that we were not buying expensive, flashy cars and living the typical “rich life” made the business evolve and that was one of the key factors of the huge success of the operation. 

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