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Chris Hargreaves

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Instead of Career Goals…

Here we are again - the start of a new year. More likely than not, a bunch of people are about to set a bunch...

Should you Just Phone Your Opponent?

Ah yes, the great joy of the litigator: writing unbelievably long-winded letters back and forth for months to set out why your client is...

Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19. I get that...

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If you missed it, here it is: https://youtu.be/jGn6qp2GfY8 TL;DR...

Earning the Right to Speak

When I was a younger lawyer, I tended to speak my mind more often than was appropriate. Thankfully, I had (mostly) patient supervisors who...

Perhaps you ARE an Imposter

I've spoken about imposter syndrome before, but it's making a bit of a comeback around the place so I thought I'd touch on it...

Confidence Meets Humility – The Young Lawyer’s Conundrum

There's a difficult balance to achieve when you walk into a law firm as a young lawyer. On the one hand, you want to demonstrate...

6 Truthful Ways to Deal with Irrational Christmas Demands

It's Christmas soon (unless this is an accidental repost of this article, in which case it's probably June) - hooray. But with Christmas comes a...

Newsflash: Making Lawyers Work Obscene Hours is Bad

Large firm King & Wood Mallesons has managed to attract the attention of a Worksafe investigation. Why? For "overworking lawyers and staff..." (the phrase used...

Have you Fallen Into a Rut?

Most people don't even realise they're in it, of course. But there it is, high walls on either side, determining your path and instructing...

The Poisonous Quest for Work/Life Balance

It's been a while since I had an inflammatory headline, so I thought I'd give it a go. Here's the gist of this article:...

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