As one descends inexorably towards middle age, nothing seems to hit that sweet spot of irritation more than the modern propensity to make up words.
One example of this came when Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced they were “consciously uncoupling”. Whatever happened to a good old-fashioned break-up?
Clearly, there will be situations where disputes are unavoidable or lines are crossed. But maybe Gwyneth was on to something: maybe we could all benefit from a little more conscious uncoupling and a little less breaking up.
As an adviser looking to move, the reality will often be you have long-standing personal relationships with clients. These can stretch back years and span life- changing events. Some advisers may think “why on earth should I give up these relationships?” Others will not have read the agreement for a long time and spare no thought to the covenants at all.