There’s no doubt that the first two items in the title above are easy to connect, but what does family law in the UK have to do with sporting achievements and a nation-centric approach?
The answer lies in Researching Reform’s childhood. Growing up, in a half Jewish-English and half Persian-Muslim home, in England, we learned very quickly that the beginning and end of being one thing or another, was largely a state of mind. A state of mind, that could be induced by external factors as well as internal ones.
But growing up, we were always drawn in by King Arthur and his Knights, Robin Hood and his merry men (and women) and later (like so many lawyers before us) Rumpole of the Bailey. These were all people who believed in justice, fairness and strength, without being overbearing in the worst sense of the word. Innately British, they stood for balance, honesty and equality.
The Olympics set our minds in motion once again on this topic; a competition designed with this similar state of mind – fair fights underscored by an all-embracing philosophy. And then we started to think about what it meant to be British. And for us, at least, the concept of Britishness is very easy to define. It is really just an elegant quest for the best the human condition has to offer.
And that is why we feel family law is intricately connected to Britishness and the Olympics – it’s just a state of mind, which if achieved, can offer the best; the best law, the best environment and the best of people.
Bravo to all our olympic champions this year and a hat-tip to their wonderful rendition of family – no doubt team mates supported each other and cheered each other on, and yes, we’re going to end this post with a cheesy song….. (click on the image for the song. Go on, you know you want to. We won’t tell anyone you like cheesy music. Even if we can see everyone who clicks on it).