It comes from St Lucia, a delightful town in KawaZulu Natal, South Africa, where hippos roam the streets at night. Hippos are dangerous, not to be trifled with.
Appreciation from clients is one of the great satisfactions of being an employment solicitor. An unsolicited testimonial arrived today from a solicitor client from East Sussex:
‘I take this opportunity once again to thank you for all your efforts on my behalf, through what was for me a very stressful time these past few months. I was very appreciative of your advice, patience and kindness, shown to me and also with the professional quality and speed that you applied to progressing my requests and my case generally. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone else needing employment advice.’
David Brent in ‘The Office’ deceived himself when he claimed to be making a difference. For an employment solicitor, there is satisfaction in genuinely doing so.