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Why I’m Leaving Legal Practice (sort of)

Recently I completed my last day as a full time employee of a law firm. I've got to say - it's a strange feeling, because...

3 Lessons I was reminded of while I was sick

I've been unwell for the past few days. It's been a decidedly unpleasant experience, but I wanted to try and make something useful out...

My Love/Hate Relationship with Email

I love email. And I hate email. I like to think that I'm not alone in this.  Email has offered legal practice huge benefits in legal...

Practical Training for Law Students (AKA – where have articles of clerkship gone)

I had a very interesting conversation recently with somebody who has an important role in the training that is given to law students and...

Lawyers should be more Intolerant

Intolerance is wonderful.  In fact I would almost go so far as to say that being intolerant is one of the more useful characteristics...

Take the Training Wheels Off your Legal Career

It has occurred to me over the last little while that I've never really written a "manifesto" for this site.  Many writers (or bloggers...

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...

Does Your Career Plan Work for You?

"Career Plan" sounds like one of those pieces of paper (much like a "marketing plan") which is produced with a mammoth amount of effort,...

Passionate Professional or Pitiful Plodder?

The news is not good:  when asked, most lawyers find most parts of their job, and most of their clients, "tolerable", "acceptable" or "terrible"...

Lawyer – Still a Noble Profession?

Lawyers, by and large, cop a fair battering from media.  After all, media about lawyers ripping people off, betraying trust of their clients, acting...

Is University failing us?

University degrees are failing up and coming professionals by not teaching the skills they need to flourish in the workplace. To some, this opinion will...

How to Catch an Egg without Breaking It

Knowing how to go about approaching your first legal file (or files) with a minimum of risk, especially if your first file is inherited, can be...

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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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