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Chris Hargreaves

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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...

When your Ego Writes your Letters for You

I'm all for authenticity in legal writing. But there are some limits. Those limits kick in right around the time where I can tell the...

3 Times your Client Isn’t your Top Priority

The other day I saw a social media post from a well known firm.  Together with a lovely image, it said that: the client always...

Being told to Smile More to Make Partner Isn’t Sexist

Recently I found a little story about an aspiring partner that got told to "smile more" if she wanted to get the nod from...

501 Words of Excessive Pontification

Let's see how it goes. 501 Words While I was consuming my evening beverage I began to contemplate (as I regularly do) regarding, in particular, the...

Disruption in Law Isn’t an Act – It’s a Culture

For many law firms, attempting disruption is like trying to find the "secret ingredient" without knowing the rest of the recipe. I'm seeing a lot...

Is Your Firm’s Culture a Toxic Cesspool?

When I decided to approach the topic of bad law firm cultures, I assured myself that I would do so with a reasonably balanced...

The Dark Side of Flexible Work Hours

In a discussion that's starting to look like the quest for the holy grail, the chants of "we want flexible work arrangements!" are increasing...

Being Right Doesn’t Matter – These 5 Things Matter More

It's always disappointing to find this out for yourself in practice, so I thought I'd break the news now - just because you're right...

Finding your Sweet Spot in your Legal Career

If you're aiming for a legal career that you actually enjoy (which I highly recommend you do) then one thing is certain: it might...

Four Fundamentals of Excellent Legal Writing

Good writing doesn't rely on tactics. It's not one size fits all. It's regularly something that senior lawyers say you should master, but don't execute well themselves. And...

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

One of the most common ways that young lawyers believe they're going to "get better" at essential legal skills is this: time. It doesn't work. Sorry. 5...

We Need to Care More about Legal Writing

As lawyers we spend a lot of time writing. In fact - looking back, if I had to pick a single task which took up...

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