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The Young Lawyer

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a junior associate who is currently in a boutique corporate firm specialising in capital markets. I have been trained to do corporate work since I was a trainee, and to be honest, I am still not

If you are reading this fresh out of university, or just after getting called, I would not recommend that you continue reading. This article may change the way you see practice, and how you think the next few years of

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been in practice as a disputes lawyer since I was called to the Bar in 2018. I used to like litigation but recently I am beginning to have some doubts. The work is tedious and not

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been with the same firm since I qualified as a lawyer a year ago. I consider myself to be a generalist or an “all-round” lawyer. Unlike my peers, I do not have a specialism and my practice

Chooi Jing Yen was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.In November

Stephanie de Souza was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.Sitting in

Dear Amicus Agony,I used to think that the incredulous turnover/burnout/leaving-the-industry rates were myths (or at least exaggerations). Now, it’s been a bare few years in and easily half of my friends and batchmates have left practice! It doesn’t help that

Derric Yeoh was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.On 22-27 September

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a fourth year PQE in a small firm which does mainly civil litigation. Recently, my partner approached me to do a trial with him where I would be first chair and conducting the trial. I did

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