Changing partners

I haven’t added much to my story today. I spent most of my time researching the pro’s and cons, the types and the formalities of business partnerships. In particular, what happens if a partner dies or retires? What can the remaining partners do to insure against it? How does the estate of the deceased partner get paid-out? What are the trading risks that partnerships face?

I’ve been writing about the year 1975. Two partners have died within a couple of years of each other and the estate of one of them has had to find and finance the costs of a nursing home for the elderly, demented widow. The partnership has thus needed to dissolve twice in ten years with all the attended disruption. This has caused a good deal of stress and disagreement between the partners, and a lot more work for more junior staff.

A further 1500 words, but it was the research that took all my time. I had read before of how the amount of time authors need to invest in preparation for writing. This is only my second book but I understand that need much better now. I must admit though, I am enjoying writing this book more.

My theme, as I’ve said, is partnerships, and my featured photograph today is of the office of a partnership – not an accountancy partnership as in my book, but the nearest thing to it that I could find near home – the offices of a firm of solicitors.

I took the image with my Pentax K-1 coupled with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens at 24 mm and f/10. My shutter speed was 1/15 seconds and the ISO was 100. The shot was handheld.

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