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The Young Lawyer

Dear Amicus Agony, I am quite adept in meeting and interacting with clients face to face – this is the modus operandi that I am used to and trained in.  But with the onset of COVID-19, client meetings have essentially all

For the ambitious young advocate, the second chair may seem miles away from the real action. You will hardly, if ever, communicate directly with the Court or tribunal. Clients want to speak to lead counsel and hear his or her

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a practice trainee who is looking to be called to the Bar later this year. While I am sure that I would not be practising as a litigator, I am undecided between the finance and corporate

Law school is trying. Passing the Bar is no easy feat. Legal practice is challenging enough without having to navigate the murky waters of interpersonal relationships with fellow lawyers. The issue of sustaining professionalism and civility amongst lawyers can be

Dear Amicus Agony, I was recently laid off as my firm is scaling down and I am not sure what to do. I am also embarrassed and have not really shared the news with my friends. I have been looking around

Building on the themes covered in two previous Law Gazette articles The Junior Counsel Survival Guide (August 2020) and Called During COVID – Thriving and Staying Relevant (August 2020), this article supplements with tips and pointers for the Young Lawyer

Statistics indicate that the number of law firms in Singapore are steadily increasing. More law firms means more small to medium-sized firms, as senior partners leave large firms to set up their own boutique practices. This in turn means more

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a practice trainee in a mid-sized law firm. I have been working very hard since I joined, ever since RLT (Relevant Legal Training) days, and was very happy to be offered a contract by the partners,

As I was reviewing my personal goals for the year 2020 (throwing my biggest birthday bash, travelling to New Zealand, renovating my new BTO flat), I realised that none of these goals could be achieved this year and all had

“There is no comfort in the growth zone and no growth in the comfort zone.” — Unknown It is indeed no secret that the practice of law is a lifelong marathon, not a sprint. It is no secret either that clinging to