Read my FB post on much hated patronymics — so far it’s been child’s play, but I predict that, as things now stand, none of the people who were the recipients of VAC-generated (and therefore patronymic-bearing) entry clearance BRPs post-2015 are getting British passports, pretty much, ever.
As many of you know, a couple of weeks ago I was in Sacramento, CA, finally taking the CA bar exam, all part of my new UK-US oriented business model. This was a weird experience in many respects. One, is that overwhelming majority of Bar takers are 24, in other words, my oldest daughter’s age. They all type on laptops and are very purpose-filled. In the corner they have a corral for handwriters, invariably those few 40+ oddballs, yours truly including. That’s a combination of out of state and foreign attorneys, career changers, perennial bar failers and, I imagine, disbarred … Continue reading →