Sometimes it is only when someone points it out that we realise how ridiculous some of the things we do without thinking about them actually are.
When was the last time you saw the names of co-owners on a property document and a female name preceded a male name?
It was only recently that realised I was doing what I had seen everyone else do throughout my career. Then I caught myself writing Mr ... and Mrs ... and realised that it was still almost universal and yet totally inappropriate.
It may be a late Damascene conversion but I now try to alternate.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has become the first magic circle firm to officially ban “Dear Sirs” from all of its communications and legal documents, The Lawyer can reveal.