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 […]
Most of us never really think about lawyers, because thankfully, we don’t have to. Maybe we’ve been fortunate enough to never have to seek professional legal advice, or never needed to get help with starting a business or separating from a partner. The one thing that most of us do actually know about lawyers is […]
Being an employer means having to be responsible on multiple levels. It doesn’t just mean making a profit, it means treating your employees well, fairly, and equitably across the business. You, as an employer, have the opportunity to create an environment that fosters growth and respect, or one that falls apart because you aren’t making […]
Unless you work in the Human Resources department in your company, or are an employment law expert, you probably haven’t had much experience with employment law. The best case scenario is that you’ve actually never even been exposed to it at work, because you’ve always been treated fairly and haven’t had to take an extended […]