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Dear Amicus Agony,When I first started practice, I had joined this law firm where I felt miserable the whole time. The boss would deliberately call the office at 5-6pm on Friday evenings to give us “urgent research” to be done

This speech was delivered by Dinesh Dhillon, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP, at the Australian Bar Association conference held in July 2019.Ethics in advocacy - how far can you go? The short answer is one should not be able to

Why Quantitative Skills Matter for Lawyers “Innumerable are the lawyers who explain that they picked law over a technical field because they have a ‘math block’”The Honourable Judge Richard Posner[ref]Infra note 4.[/ref] On 18 June 1964 at about 11:30am, Mrs Juanita Brooks

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been considering whether or not to submit a formal request to my supervising partner for a secondment to a client (whom I potentially see myself working for in the long-term as an alternative to private practice).

Dear Young Lawyers,The first two to three years of practice have been quite the journey. It is true that being in practice teaches you lessons you never would have learnt in school. In having this opportunity to write this piece

Introduction Scratch, Python and C++, three of the world’s most well-known coding languages, may not be familiar to many lawyers. In recent years, the coding phenomenon has taken the world by storm with coding being touted not only as “the most

In October 2018, the Law Society working with Accuity, a global provider of risk and compliance, payments and know-your-customer solutions, conducted a survey among both Singapore law practices and foreign law practices to understand and identify the challenges facing law

Rising Complexities and Opportunity Costs Every year globally, millions of documents pass through the hands of lawyers to build cases for their clients and this only grows over time. According to the Future Ready Lawyer’s Survey which interviewed 700 lawyers across

Amicus AgonyDear Amicus Agony,I’m often caught in a dilemma trying to balance my billable and non-billable work. As we work in a pool system in our firm, I can sometimes get billable work from one partner and non-billable work from

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a newly-qualified lawyer. I am very strict when it comes to following the rules and procedures. I do not want anything or anyone to ruin my chances at becoming Senior Counsel, which is my ultimate goal.Recently,