Soft skills

Soft skills guidance:

Being able to put your point of view across in an assertive, confident manner is an essential skill for any legal professional, but for most of us there are times when we...

Practice Note

Key points What are you negotiating about and what is on the table[Make sure you have a very clear understanding of the subject matter of the negotiation. Are any items...

Precedents

Other party’s behaviourExampleHow to counter Controlling the agendaRefusing to let other people have a say. Dominating proceedings • refer back to the agenda and agreed...

Precedents

This Practice Note provides guidance on how to present with confidence. Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message across and...

Practice Note

Why do some people push your buttons? Practice Note Improving Your Assertiveness referred to the work of Eric Berne’s—see Improving Your Assertiveness—What drives your...

Practice Note

When entering into any negotiation, be it a multimillion pound business deal or agreeing the office coffee rota, there are two main elements to consider: the structure...

Practice Note

When entering into any negotiation, be it a multimillion pound business deal or an agreeing the office coffee rota, there are two main elements to consider: • the...

Practice Note

Time is the most precious commodity any of us has so trying to understand how we can get organised and make the most of the time available to us is an essential skill....

Practice Note

What is change management? In its broadest sense, change management is the process of taking a group or organisation from one state to another in such a way that their...

Practice Note