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Chris Hargreaves

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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...

Are you Utilising your Mentor To Best Advantage?

The number one problem with mentoring programs in law firms is this: nobody knows what to do with them. https://youtu.be/oCJyMJEIGPg Hooray for Mentoring! Except... Here's my take:...

Some Lawyers SHOULD Leave the Law

It's not always a bad thing that the profession is seeing people leaking out of it in the early years.  In fact - sometimes...

5 Phases of your Legal Career

A legal career doesn't simply stay the same from go to woe. It's a fluid, dynamic thing to which you need to adapt as...

The Only Thing you Need to have Happy Clients

Clients can seem like complicated, insane creatures at times. One moment they want this thing, then they don't. They say something is urgent, but it's...

Why I Don’t Like the Phrase “Work/Life Balance”

It's not because work/life balance is a non-existent dream. It's because it doesn't accurately describe what we should be aspiring to in our legal...

Legalese – Everything you Need to Know

If you're going to be a lawyer then at some point you're going to have to come to grips with legalese. Hopefully that's not because...

4 Terrible Reasons to Become a Lawyer

Lots of people decide, or want, to do a law degree. But in light of the massive numbers of lawyers leaving the profession within...

It’s a Wrap – The 10 Best Tips for Lawyers in 2016

2016 has been a massive year. Given the date, you're going to now see all the blogs around the world to start writing a...

How to Survive the Rush before Christmas

Yep – we’re there already, and everybody is FREAKING OUT. Clients are bugging you to get things done. You’ve promised (or somebody has on your...

A Lawyer’s Real Job is to be a Translator

Communication skills are important for anyone in the legal profession (which is why I keep writing about them). In fact, I personally believe that communication...

The Trump Factor – A Lesson in Bravado and Base Instincts

So if you stopped paying attention yesterday for a bit, then you might have missed the fact that Donald Trump just became the next...

Generous Productivity – It’s Not Just About You

So many lawyers want to be more productive. We look for productivity hacks, tips, tricks and apps to help us do more in every...

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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...

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...
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