As the managing partner of her own law firm, it isn’t lost on Mai Chen that there is a constant need to evolve even in the business of law, which many would deem more traditional than other professions. “I think the whole concept of the traditional law firm will have to change,” she says.
It was the lure of “whisky, kilts and castles” that enticed Bruce Adamson to Scotland, but it’s ensuring vulnerable children are safe and healthy that’s keeping the New Zealand lawyer in Edinburgh.
The Law Society of England and Wales is introducing a new scheme to help international lawyers who want to work in the two nations.
A lot has changed since Chris Steven decided to hang out a shingle for Wanaka Law in 1986. Although other lawyers made regular trips to Wanaka at the time, Mr Steven says he was the first to set up a full-time law office there.
Many people and businesses view lawyers as a reactionary thing. Something goes wrong and you’re in over your head? That is when you call a lawyer. But when your business is growing or just starting out, profits are rolling in, and you are hiring employees left and right, it is harder to believe and understand […]
When you’re already overwhelmed with whatever life issue is coming at you at the moment, it can be hard to know where to turn. Maybe you’re going through a bad divorce, and it just seems like no matter what you do or how hard you try to negotiate, you and your soon to be ex-spouse […]