Junior lawyer development

Junior lawyer development guidance:

Most of us are chatting from dawn until dusk with family, friends, colleagues and clients, we converse without even pausing to think about it. In this Practice Note, we...

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When a question arrives by email, it is probably most convenient to answer it with another email—but what other communication channels are available to us, and how do we...

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Formal presentations strike fear in to the heart of many of us, but there are a whole host of things we can do to make things easier for ourselves. This Practice Note we...

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This Practice Note focuses on common pitfalls in the way we communicate and offers some practical tips based on the experiences of respected General Counsels who...

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Personal branding is a relatively new concept in the workplace but it allows us the opportunity to look not just at what we do, but how we do it and what impact that has...

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Being able to influence effectively is an essential skill for any in-house lawyer. Inevitably, there will be barriers for us all when we are building our network and we...

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This Practice Note looks at the framework of influencing skills and contains a series of interviews with General Counsels which explore the skills needed in order to...

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1 Objectives Provide a summary of your key objectives here. For example: In order to comply with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010, we need to ensure that all our...

Precedents

1 Objectives Provide a summary of your key objectives here. For example: In order to comply with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010, we need to ensure that all our...

Precedents

1 Objectives Provide a summary of your key objectives here. For example: In order to comply with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010, we need to ensure that all our...

Precedents

All disciplines have their own shorthand or language that is understood intuitively by all those with a similar training and education. Unfortunately, it can act as a...

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Operating as a 'legal business person' is something most of us aspire to but what are the practical things we can do to achieve that? In this Practice Note, we will focus...

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This Practice Note is written for junior in-house lawyers and will provide a high level overview of how to allocate work. There has been a lot more written on how to do...

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Managing risk is central to the role of in-house lawyers, whichever organisation you work for. This Practice Note is an introduction for junior lawyers new to in-house...

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Non-verbal communication makes up around 55% of a message which is communicated face to face, so we need to ensure that our actions back up our words. This Practice Note...

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This Practice Notes focuses on 15 practical steps you can take to develop and build on your commercial business skills. 1Focus on your network: Map it out and keep it...

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In previous Practice Notes, we looked at why we need influencing skills, the theory behind them, how we develop our own 'brand' and also some thoughts about why we might...

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When lawyers are working in a commercial environment it’s easy for a gulf of communication to open up between 'legal speak' and 'commercial speak—in this series of...

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There are obstacles and barriers that will inevitably get in the way of your development. In this Practice Note, we will look at what these are and how you can go about...

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This Practice Note is written for junior lawyers new to an in-house role. It explores how the legal team can align their work with the business needs of the organisation...

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This toolkit contains a series of Practice Notes covering a range of topics to help junior in-house lawyers get to grips with their new role. The Practice Notes are...

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The term 'legal business person' could be defined in many different ways. In this Practice Note, we will cover: • what we mean by 'legal business person' • how operating...

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This series of Practice Notes has been developed with the aim of helping lawyers who are new to working in-house, to develop their influencing skills and embed this...

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In the previous Practice Notes: What we mean by influencing? and Why do we need to influence? we considered what influencing is and why we need to do it. In this Practice...

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The previous Practice Note: What we mean by influencing? covered the difference between influencing and what is often perceived as just grubby politics. Although this...

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Like a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions, it is easy to start a new job with a whole host of good intentions, then 12 months down the line, you realise you have not...

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The overwhelming evidence is that verbal communication is the most effective, in the following order: face-to-face; video conferencing; telephone. See Practice Note:...

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