Choosing a Practice Area
They say that, when choosing a pet, we should let the pet choose us. Sit on the floor, they say, among the puppies or kittens, and see which one comes to you. The same happens, consciously or not, in “choosing”
Out-of-the-box Written Advocacy – 2020 Legal Writing Seminar
The Publications Committee’s annual Legal Writing Seminar was held virtually on 4 November 2020 with the theme “Out-of-the-box Written Advocacy”. Behind that theme was the urge to invigorate written advocacy and make it more effective. Every indication is that written
Do I Go In-house and When?
Congratulations on your Call. Some might be wondering already when they should move into in-house practice while others might not consider it until later. This piece gives you some factors to take into account without meaning to set down any
The Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Neutral Determination Scheme
The Law Society launched its Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme (LSNEDS) to complement its dispute resolution suite of mediation (LSMS) and arbitration (LSAS). LSNEDS provides a very useful non-binding evaluation or temporarily binding determination to deal quickly and cheaply with
Will You Be a Master or Technician?
There are many different categories of lawyers but all of them are one of two types – they are either a master or a technician. These types are determined by their mental approach to work, not by their particular discipline
Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Lawyers are typically wary of new management trends, but having a diverse workforce who feel included promises measureable benefits to firms in staff retention, engagement, creativity, innovation, productivity, client attraction and reputation, as well as being the right thing to
Purpose over Process – Empowering the SIAC-SIMC Arb-Med-Arb Protocol
A friendly response to Paul Tan and Kevin Tan. The Propositions My friends Paul Tan and Kevin Tan have urged it be made clear that jurisdictional challenges may be made after an arbitration has been stayed and referred to mediation under the