Disclaimer: The contents of this article are my musings and opinion. They do not constitute legal advice and are not meant to be acted upon as such. For legal advice please contact a lawyer.After years of litigation and court attendances you finally have a judgment in your favour. A definitive win, hooray! But the defendant … Continue reading Enforcing Overseas Judgment in New Zealand
Today we had the opportunity to have a couple of hours a senior mediator at work, to learn some tips and tricks about how to be better negotiators.I often find in the legal profession that negotiation is required at every step and in almost every case, no matter if it is civil litigation, criminal defence or immigration … Continue reading The Lunch Dialogue: Negotiation for Beginners
What tomorrow will bring, no one knows. But we can work towards a vision of how we want our tomorrow to be, and who we want to be with each new dayI read a post some days ago by Matt Madeiro, saying that our future is not set in stone. How true that is!I was … Continue reading Who do you want to be?
In today's world, we have a tendency to forget some of the wonders we have around us in our daily life. The things we are privileged to have, the opportunities and experiences that fill our days.Lets take some time to remember all these wonders around us, to acknowledge the privileged life we have and the amazing people … Continue reading An Amazing Team
Sometimes, at some point of our career as litigators, we come across one of those lawyers or law firms. Yes, one of those that make life infinitely more difficult than it has to be, that make a mountain from an ant hill.Consider that a client comes to you and from her instructions and the documents filed … Continue reading Lets pick this rule, I like the way it sounds
The rules surrounding litigation, courtroom etiquette, and procedures are enough to confuse any junior lawyer. Regardless, we all have to start somewhere. Slowly, we learn to navigate our way through the intertwined web of legal jargon, etiquette, procedures and rules of conduct. Making some mistakes along the way, heck, even looking the fool sometimes (but … Continue reading From inside a Courtroom
As I recall my first days and tentative steps into the legal world, I realise that the legal world is very different to the image one may have from university. In the first days, one of the biggest challenges may be appearing to know which documents your senior colleagues are referring to when they mention terms … Continue reading Journey of a Junior Lawyer