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Chris Hargreaves

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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:...

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...

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