“Talking shop” is a pejorative term, although from time-to-time you can’t help wondering whether a little more “jaw jawing” between our political servants and a little less ill-considered action might not have been a more appropriate response to Brexit. However, it is what it is.

Having said that, David Davis seems a jolly sort – his glass seems to be half full (of English sparkling wine, of course) rather than half empty, as seems to be the case with so many highly paid Eurocrats.

However, make no mistake: as the Brexit clock continues to tick, the UK’s small and micro business proprietors will need to do more than rely upon edicts from upon high if their businesses are to survive and grow over the next few challenging decades.

With this in mind, some of my Keystone property colleagues and I will be hosting a new Meet Up site called One Silk Road, whose raison d’être is to provide strategic direction to overseas investors on matters such as UK property search and funding options, with a particular emphasis on collaboration between like-minded property entrepreneurs both here and in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, which is one of the richest parts of China, with a population of over 60 million.

We are proposing to provide further links and to encourage entente cordiale by hosting a Meet Up at 113 Restaurant & Bar at the Law Society on Chancery Lane, later in September (pictured here).

If you’d like to join One Silk Road and haven’t already received an invite please send me an email: tony.houghton@keystonelaw.co.uk