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Chris Hargreaves

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Pretending that Working from Home Is Good

Huzzah! The masses have spoken, and working from home is "the new normal" don't ya know? At least, it is for now, until the new...

People are Equal. Opinions Are Not.

We live in a world of loud opinions right at the moment (yep - says the bloke who runs a blog). But not all...

10% Pay Rise for All? Goodbye motivation!

Law firm Gilbert + Tobin (just an aside - can we take a moment to appreciate how irritating it is to have to type...

Showing Appropriate Initiative

Is it OK to fix a typo that you weren't ask to fix? What about change a paragraph? What about research something you weren't...

What Senior Lawyers Expect from Clerks and Grads

Articles of clerkship in Australia are long dead. They have been replaced with a sub-standard form of yet more tertiary education. And while PLT...

How Much Should Lawyers Try To Influence Their Clients?

I'm reading a lot recently about how the role of a lawyer has gone beyond legal services and moved into the realm of "how...

Enough with the Definitions Already

Ok lawyers, listen up: I know you love defining things, but it's all getting out of hand. Somewhere in our quest for clarity, a few...

The Glory of the Acknowledgment Email

Today I'm going to teach you one of the most important and un-taught skills of a lawyer who actually cares about their clients: the...

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...

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