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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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