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Chris Hargreaves

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The Many Demands of Legal Practice

It's no secret that practising law is a bit of a tough gig. I'm OK with that, as long as we're honest and don't...

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...

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