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The Young Lawyer

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a young lawyer working in the litigation department of a large law firm. Often there are times when my partner insists that I have to be aggressive in my correspondence with opposing counsel to put up

In 2018, the International Bar Association (IBA) published a report titled “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”.[ref]IBA, “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession” (May 2019) <https://www.ibanet.org/bullying-and-sexual-harassment.aspx> (accessed 20 September 2020) (2018 IBA

When the circuit breaker measures came along in April 2020 and threw the whole of Singapore into a “lockdown”, we all found ourselves trapped at home, not knowing what to do. Many of us quickly found a routine – be

Dear Amicus Agony,I have just finished my training in a mid-sized firm and am going to be called in August. However, very unfortunately, I have not been retained. When I asked my supervising solicitor the reasons for my non-retention (so

For legal practitioners in Singapore, 2020 will always be remembered as a momentous year where the Singapore courts had made online hearings possible in its response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19. However, 2020 would also be remembered as

Heartiest congratulations to the newly called Advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore!I invite you to reflect on the long and arduous journey that you’ve taken to arrive at this point in your lives. COVID-19 or not, legal

When the Circuit Breaker measures were first announced by the government on 3 April 2020, I couldn’t imagine what working from home would be like with the entire office closed. While my office had been on a split team arrangement

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a junior associate in a medium-sized firm. Recently, Client X sent an e-mail to the firm’s partners (including the managing partner!) to, among other things, criticise me for not being easily contactable and being late in

Dear Amicus Agony,I’m a junior corporate associate and have been in the same boutique firm since I was called to the Bar in 2017. I get on well with my colleagues and bosses and generally enjoy practice. I have noticed

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a junior associate in a small firm with two partners.The mentor whom I work with the most, specialises in family law disputes whereas the cases handled by the other partner are more commercial in nature.When I