Family lawyers? Or Family Solutions Advisors? When is a family lawyer not a lawyer? When they’re a coach, counsellor, emotional support, psychologist and spend their… Read More »Should there be a movement for family law becoming more therapeutic?
Life in the Law
It’s Good Divorce Week in the UK and the focus has been on the (worryingly high) numbers of separated couples who say they were not… Read More »How can a ‘good lawyer’ help a client have a ‘good divorce’?
It’s a paradox, isn’t it, that most highly-educated, accomplished people working in professional services such as law and finance struggle with confidence? It’s one of… Read More »Why telling juniors to be more confident doesn’t work (and what to say instead)
We’re obsessed with imposter syndrome, aren’t we? There’s always someone going on about it. President Biden even got in on the act recently, saying he… Read More »You don’t have imposter syndrome. You want to be an outsider.
Well, what a weird thing to say… I mean, who doesn’t believe in wellbeing? Particularly at the moment, with reports of staff in professional services… Read More »Why I’m no longer talking about “wellbeing”
Contrary to popular belief, most lawyers spend their lives attempting to dissuade rather than persuade their clients to go to court.
Those on the ‘inside’ of the profession know only too well the flaws of the system and the reasons why court is often best avoided.
The legal world was rocked last week (OK, slight exaggeration) by what is now known as ‘Vardie cardie gate’ (or ‘Vardigan gate’, to use its formal name). An email written by well-known family law firm owner Ayesha Vardag was leaked to the press, in which she berated staff for wearing cardigans or ‘winter woolies’ that would look more in place round a fire than on high flying lawyers. She also condemned other sartorial no-no’s such as ‘super-tight trousers’ and pointy or brown shoes (‘no brown in town’)