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Your Soft, Cuddly Self – A Lesson in Emotions

I've written about this a few times now - that connecting with your clients on an emotional level, as well as the logical, can...

Assignment to Advice – 5 Tricks to help Transition from Student to Lawyer

One of the things that many recently employed graduates and newly admitted lawyers struggle with is their legal writing style. In my view there are...

How to be Persuasive – A Final Story

Your ability to communicate your message in a persuasive way is paramount when it comes to turning the tide of opinion. We started by looking...

How to be Persuasive P2 – Know your Enemy

Sun Tzu in The Art of War said: “It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled...

How to be Persuasive

Let's Start with a Wedding... Maybe Michael and Jane have been dating for about 3 years, and they are madly in love.  Michael wants to...

Recurrent Writing is Really Relevant

How much do you write in a day?  What is it that you produce, and how do you go about planning it?  Today I...

The Big Secret of Dealing with People

Lawyers deal with people.  All the time.  In fact, it's pretty much our job to deal with people.  Previously I've described it as communication,...

Do you “Own the Room” in meetings?

There is a difficult transition which all lawyers make at some point or another.  It is where you go from being a dormant, mute...

Communication Skills for Lawyers – Why are people always so dense?

Have you ever felt that the message you were trying to communicate was simply not getting through?  Me too. Now in my case, of course,...

Write an Article that isn’t terrible

Very quickly in your legal career you will likely be asked to help write an article for distribution to clients or contacts of the...

Legal Drafting – The Ultimate Guide to Writing like a Lawyer

Why is legal writing so hard?  For anybody who is not a lawyer and doesn't have to do legal drafting, you'll just have to trust...

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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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