Expectations

Expectations – whether they’re unclear, significant, unrealistic or lacking entirely, encapsulate the client and lawyer relationship. Lately, I’ve had such a pleasure being interviewed by almost-newbie-lawyers as they prepare themselves for the most significant signature they will affix to a piece of paper in their careers; the roll of legal practitioners. We spoke about common…

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What I needed to know about doing a PhD

Success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions John Templeton I am a notorious planner. I like structure. I like to plan. I need to plan. (In my defence, I just want to say that whilst I like/need to plan, that doesn’t, of itself, suggest that I am inflexible!) When I first…

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Do a PhD they said…

Ok, so no one actually said that. Minor detail. You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream C.S. Lewis Doing a PhD is something I always thought I might want to do, but never thought I’d actually do. It wasn’t until I fell in love with the world of succession…

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Being curious is a good thing

You know some of the most interesting and insightful things I learn come from the oddest of places. It also comes from being curious. Asking questions. Listening to others. I read the book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. In…

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Reflecting on mistakes

Mistakes have an indeterminable value, despite whether you make them yourself or not. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself Eleanor Roosevelt Reflection is a beautiful and powerful thing. There is a gut-wrenching feeling that one can experience that is unique to a mistake of your own…

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