I’m guessing you wouldn’t consider entering an Ironman triathlon – the peak of human endurance involving a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon – unless you had planned, trained and prepared for the race.  

You may think that’s a strange thing to raise in a journal devoted to legal analysis and practice management, but the Ironman challenge has much in common with this year’s professional indemnity market for solicitors – it’s merciless.

And it takes time to prepare and to reach peak condition for any major challenge.

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