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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...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...

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...

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.

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Should you Just Phone Your Opponent?

Ah yes, the great joy of the litigator: writing unbelievably long-winded letters back and forth for months to set out why your client is...

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...
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