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Chris Hargreaves

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6 Tips to Avoid Being Overwhelmed By Complex Tasks

One of the bigger differences I see between different lawyers is their ability to deal with things when working on a large job, or...

4 Types of Challenging Clients

I could launch into a tirade here about clients who are genuine nightmares. You know, the ones who scream abuse, lie about advice they've received,...

Law Is Not a Good All-Round Degree

For those not paying attention, Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, recently said to a bunch of year 12 students (and later in...

9 Words and Phrases That Lawyers Use which Have to Stop

Lawyers think they're expert communicators. Most are wrong. If you replace the word "expert" with "unnecessarily complicated" (or anfractuous, if you're feeling extra clever today) then...

Yet Another Post about Lawyers and Christmas

'tis the season to write about Christmas mania, tra-la-la-la-lah, la lah... lah.... lah.

6 Types of Nightmare Bosses in Law

Of the many difficult scenarios you're going to face in a legal career, one of the most challenging can be when your immediate supervisor...

3 Things you Need for Flexible Work to Succeed

Implementing a flexible work "policy" is largely a waste of time unless you give the idea a chance to thrive. These days, many law firms...

Advocacy for New Lawyers – Your First Time on your Feet

It's going to happen - at some point in your legal career you're going to have to come out from behind your desk, stand...

Should you Egg your Client On?

Client care can sometimes be a delicate balance of compassionate reinforcement and "tough love" advice. But how do you decide when you should encourage your...

The Myth of the Heartless Lawyer

Although we're often painted as cold and unfeeling, the fact is that most lawyers got into the profession because of a deep desire to...

3 Ways your Mobile Phone Controls your Life

Who really wears the pants in your relationship with your phone? Let's start by stressing something: as well as being a lawyer, I'm a digital...

How You can Assess a Law Firm’s Culture… Quietly

Many law firms are attempting to "create" or advertise their firm's culture by reference to the perks they offer. Apply to work with us and...

The Netflix Cease and Desist Letter Most of you will Never Write

By now there's a good chance you've seen the pretty awesome Netflix cease and desist letter asking a popup store to refrain from breaching...

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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.

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...
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