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Do You Really Want to be a Partner In THAT Firm?

26 September 2018

While climbing the ladder to partnership in your current firm is often the default method of promotion, sometimes an opportunity arises to accept a partnership in a new firm. And although the temptation is to leap at partnership whenever, and wherever, it’s offered, sometimes that isn’t a wise choice for your long term prosperity.  In…

I Hate Being a Lawyer – is it me, my firm, or the law generally?

19 September 2018

It won’t come as a shock to anyone that lots of lawyers end up hating their jobs. Sad lawyers aren’t hard to find – maybe you’ve met one, maybe you’ve read about one, and maybe you’re becoming one. If that’s you, then wallowing in your dissatisfaction isn’t likely to help. To begin approaching a solution,…

Why Aren’t I Partner Yet and What Can I Do About It?

12 September 2018

Despite the long list of alternatives to the traditional partnership path (another blog topic itself), many lawyers in private practice still desire to make partner at some point in their career. As the practise of law becomes more commercially competitive, and the number of lawyers striving for the corner office steadily increases, one question comes…

Is it Time to move In-House?

13 August 2018

For many lawyers we meet and speak to, a move in-house as legal counsel or general counsel is seen as the holy grail and the ultimate career goal. And with good reason – in-house positions offer a number of benefits and changes that many lawyers find an attractive proposition. Of course, sometimes there are unexpected…

Golden Gavel 2017

28 August 2017

Had a great night on Friday supporting the speakers at the Queensland Young Lawyers Golden Gavel 2017. It can’t be an easy task standing up in front of ~150 of your peers and delivering a humorous pitch on some pretty quirky topics. But a big congratulations to the winner on the night, Elly Phelan! Well…

Brisbane

One for property lawyers…

10 August 2017

Time stands still for no one.  And right at this moment, that’s certainly the case for Brisbane property lawyers too! Legal recruitment, surprisingly, can be used as a reliable and accurate barometer for assessing broader market sentiment and conditions. Judging by the number of property related opportunities we are working on at the moment, and applying…