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I have just started watching the legal drama Suits. In one episode, rookie associate Mike Ross questions his boss, Harvey Hecter on why he cannot be caring, kind and yet be a good lawyer. In another scene, the female managing

As we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last month, I wrote spontaneously on the anniversary card to the Wife: “Let us really try and live life this year and not just live to work". The Wife agreed with me, not a

I ended last year with a sigh of relief. I remember 2018 for its burnout, stress and lack of motivation in my law practice. The new year starts with its usual hopes and aspirations.The evolution of law practice is quite

At the recent annual International Academy of Collaborative Professionals' Forum in Seattle, I attended a plenary session on inclusion and diversity. The discussion led by an African American professor Dr Theopia Jackson got me thinking very hard about how I

This year's Family Justice Practice Forum titled Family Practice - A calling of Kindred brought policy makers, social work professionals and lawyers closer together as a multi-disciplinary family working to support families. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee

The changes to the duration of training contracts and the two different methods of admission to the Bar announced recently appears positive. The intention of the changes seems to give law graduates an opportunity to choose between law practice or

Recently I was feeling unmotivated about work. I was literally pen pushing and getting the bare minimum done in the office. I recognised the burnout, an episode I had a couple of years ago.Being a perfectionist and a self-declared Obsessive

April is a significant month to me. Besides the anniversary of this column, which turns 16, I also started my law firm 15 years ago this month.Whilst my colleagues and I celebrated the Firm’s anniversary, the event was made even

As 2018 begins and the Law Gazette enters into its first online edition published solely by the Law Society, I have some wishes for the new year ahead.The focus of 2018 is myself and the Wife. Both of us tend to

As the year was ending, the Wife wanted to look back at the events of the year together. She had one word to describe it - interesting.For me, the year was about myself and both of us. As lawyers, we are