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Practice Matters

In last month’s issue, Raeza Ibrahim shared about his home-office set up and recommendations on the type of equipment that has worked for him in setting up an optimal home-office. This month, we speak to a few more practitioners to

If discretion is the better part of valour, restraint might be its best. The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) took an interesting approach towards the recent copyright infringement of our popular National Day song, “Count on Me, Singapore”. And

Until recently, law firms would typically dictate the terms of business with their clients. Today, economic pressures and evolving regulatory requirements affecting corporations have put clients in the driver’s seat on the terms of engagement with a law firm. Evolution of

In an ideal world, filling out lengthy requests for proposals (RFPs) to pitch for work is unnecessary. You should rely on your reputation as a lawyer and clients to come to you. Unfortunately, RFPs are now a constant presence, with law

The digital age is gifting the services industry with new and unexpected ways to collaborate. Platforms like Uber and Airbnb are letting individuals partner with businesses to create a “gig” economy that is shaking up entire sectors. And often, it

Many law firms around the world are implementing an approach called “legal project management,” which appears unheard of to others. It has been described as a “must have” by certain firms and legal departments and a “fleeting fad” by some.

Going the Extra Mile In today’s increasingly competitive market for legal services, it is no longer sufficient for lawyers to handle clients’ instructions in a professional and timely manner. Law firms need to go the extra mile by providing “value-added” services.

I have of course considerable experience of examining and cross-examining witnesses. But I do not know how many lawyers have had the experience of being cross-examined in the witness box. For my sins, I can remember at least seven occasions

Innovation is a buzzword in the legal industry, and for a good reason. There is fierce competition for legal work around the world, which translates to constant pressure to provide legal services more quickly and cost-effectively without sacrificing quality. This

Angeline Poon has been in the legal profession for 30 years. She practised corporate law before her current specialisation in risk and knowledge management, where she was the department head for two leading law firms. We take the opportunity to ask