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Paul Sutton

Who else is still outraged by the Paradise Papers?

The so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ were first made public on 5 November, and have received a lot of coverage since. I’m still outraged. As far as I’m concerned, the most outrageous acts involved in this whole saga are threefold: The theft of the ‘papers’ (or data) in the first place. The purchase of the stolen data by organisations such as …
Paul Sutton

A lesson from Coco in how to commit 100%

If I could distil the major lesson from my life as a corporate lawyer over the last 25 years it would be this: stop farting around and get on with it. I cringe at the number of hours, days, weeks and years I used to spend thinking about this and not doing them. Children don’t seem to suffer from this problem. Here’s a masterclass from Coco in just …
Paul Sutton

Morning power questions

We can all benefit from a little refocus from time to time (especially on a Monday morning), and asking empowering questions can be a great way to do that. Anthony Robbins suggests using the questions below as part of a daily ritual. What am I most happy about in my life right now? What am I most excited about in my life right now? What am I most proud of …
Paul Sutton

An interview with Superman

This is a story about someone called Brian Sturtz, to whom I will always be very grateful. Brian sadly passed away suddenly in August 2015, and was the former Director of International Tax and Transfer Pricing at Walmart. Brian was the first person to provide an interview for our website That was in early 2014, at a time when LCN Legal …
Paul Sutton

When am I going to get found out?

For the first ten years or so of my legal career, I was terrified that I was going to get “found out”. I was expecting a tap on the shoulder at any moment from one of the partners in the law firm I trained with. The conversation was going to go something like “Paul, we’ve been watching you for a while, and I think we both know that you’re …
Paul Sutton

A plate of scorpions from your mother-in-law

What would you do if your mother-in law gave you a plate of scorpions? This happened on my first visit to meet the parents of my then-girlfriend, now-wife, Xiaofang. They come from Henan province in central China – the birthplace of Chinese civilisation and one of the undiscovered gems which every Western tourist should visit. The ancient sites include …