Practice Skills

If you google "negotiation tricks" you will get more than five million results. False facts, good cop/bad cop, take it or leave it, the twitch, the jet-lag, it's different over here... and...
July 2020
Lawyers as a profession have long been well known as domain experts, client advocates and problem solvers.  However, there is increasing recognition and analysis of the broader core skillsets...
June 2020
Most people understand each other’s positions and often the interests of each other. The hang up can instead relate to other issues such as personalities, values, history and other elements not...
May 2020
Legal tech continues to grow from strength to strength, with funding and acquisitions of legal tech companies at an all-time high – according to Bloomberg Law's analysis, as of Q3 2019, total legal...
April 2020
It has actually been found that speaking to yourself in the second or third person rather than the first person can change your emotional focus. Why is that important? When you find yourself starting...
March 2020
“I just saw an ad and applied to the position but didn’t get the job and I’m not sure I even wanted it.” (Career Paths) “Our managing partner, office manager, and one of our largest rainmakers...
February 2020
Here’s the great thing about habits. They make action almost effortless. When we open our inbox or pull out our phone, for instance, our fingers, mind, and body know exactly what to do. The emails,...
January 2020
Being a successful lawyer requires an elite-level mind. It demands extreme focus, attention to detail, innovative thinking, and the ability to think quickly in the midst of intense stress. Each day,...
December 2019
Effective writing powers society. It provides guidance and instructions, memorialises history, and voices our most personal opinions and feelings. Within the legal community, lawyers obsess over...
November 2019
The information technology is best suited for larger complex cases that are fairly document-intensive, especially as a subset of the documents will need to be reviewed by lawyers’ team who are a...
October 2019
Lawyers historically have a bad rap and are commonly accused of focusing on money, politics or complex legal challenges, usually anything but the person. However unbiased these vicious slanders may...
September 2019
Recent news reports are replete with declarations about how the new ABCD technologies (artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud and data) have and will change the services industry, from...
August 2019
To tell you the truth, there are no magic ingredients for drafting an effective commercial agreement. Lawyers cannot just simply add certain ingredients or follow certain steps to come up with a...
July 2019
You probably know the awkward situation at conferences when most people are there to play a round of “who can collect the most business cards”? As a wise professional, that shouldn’t be your game. It...
June 2019
Generally, the importance of personal branding is knowing who you are, what you stand for, your professional strengths and what clients can expect when they hire you. What is often overlooked,...
May 2019
What Leadership Messages Are You Sending? Whether you are a managing partner or practice head, act like you are on stage at all times… because you are! Everything you do and say will send messages...
April 2019
The lawyer-client relationship is a partnership. The lawyer uses legal skills to help a client solve problems and the client cooperates by providing vital information and making decisions about the...
March 2019
The practice of law, like many other fields, is characterised by an overwhelming volume of data and by the speed at which that data is accumulating. The data is fragmented and complex – coming...
January 2019
The legal profession is generally slow to adopt innovation. However, there are some exciting developments led by the US and UK which have had some initial successes in Germany and Singapore; and...
December 2018
By David Curle, Director of the Technology and Innovation Platform, Thomson Reuters It seems that every time you turn around these days, someone is discussing artificial intelligence (AI) and how...
October 2018