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In a series of interviews with women lawyers from different backgrounds, the Law Society’s Women in Practice Committee seeks to explore gender equality in the legal profession in Singapore. By sharing these vignettes, we hope to celebrate all of

The Legal Business Landscape Today Technology and new dynamics of the business relationship between lawyers and clients are driving change in the legal industry.The classic law firm business model is losing its lustre.Clients today demand better service, faster turn-around and

How should the role of the lawyer morph during and after times of crisis? Aside from the role of being a technical expert of the law, which is the corner stone of our “business-as-usual” work, fulfilling our function in society

Introduction Virtual hearings are increasingly becoming the norm with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Any prior aversion to the use of technology had to quickly give way to remote working technologies, including the use of video-conferencing facilities. It

These days, competition is too stiff for law firms not to seek out every advantage that will help them more effectively win clients and keep their business. Even before the coronavirus pandemic upended life as we know it, the Georgetown

Earlier this week, an old friend's mother died after succumbing to dengue at the age of 82. My wife's auntie passed away peacefully in her sleep a few days later. Wakanda Forever will never be the same as the male lead Chadwick

The transition from law school to law firm can be daunting and sometimes frustrating.Unlike law school examinations, legal issues in practice seldom come packaged in hypotheticals designed to flush out legal principles that were taught in that semester. Instead, the

With the rise of international arbitration in the global economy, young practitioners have been drawn to the practice area in droves, competing in moot court competitions during law school like the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and

In this article we have posed and responded to 10 core questions that many law firms are asking themselves as they grapple with a uniquely challenging crisis; we want this article to serve as a quick self-assessment checklist. Our 10

Many articles out there contemplate what the future of legal education should be. Cool phrases abound, such as being “future-ready”, “business savvy”, “technology literate” and adopting “competency-based learning” or “team-based learning”. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for