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Chris Hargreaves

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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...

4 Truths About Time Management

Time management is one of the most important skills for a lawyer to develop. Too often, though, we tell ourselves that "time management" means the...

Aiming for Quality without the Trap of Perfectionism

Here's a story I see fairly often: lawyer gets a significant new file or task to work on lawyer achieves a lot - say 98%...

1 Do and 27 Don’ts of Effective Delegation for Lawyers

Effective delegation for lawyers involves more than just flinging files at people! Honestly, seeing lawyers delegate sometimes is enough to make me want to...

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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...

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...

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...
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