‘A work-life balance is a situation in which you are able to give the right amount of time and effort to your work and to your personal life, for example to your family or to other interests.’ (Longman Business English Dictionary)
Many of us have just enjoyed two consecutive four-day weekends. Two four-day working weeks with a 3-day week in between - fantastic! The weather has been great and there have been celebrations for the Royal Wedding and barbeques…
Added by Tessa Armstrong on May 9, 2011 — Defero Law
As a lawyer, when you were approaching qualification did you spend time assessing your strengths, interests and motivations to identify which area of law you were best suited to within your legal career or did you leave all or part of this decision to fate?
Lawyers choose their legal specialism at an early stage of their legal career. During the second year as a trainee solicitor, the focus is on securing a job upon qualification and it is at this point…Read More
Do you remember your first day as a newly qualified solicitor? I am assuming you can as we often remember the first day of a significant event. Did it include a bigger caseload, more responsibility, new expectations, a new secretary, greater targets, new colleagues and perhaps even a new suit?
Just as I remember my first day at primary school involved making a Humpty Dumpty collage with my teacher, I also remember my first day working as a newly qualified solicitor. I…Read More
What factors do you believe contribute to the success of a law firm?
Money and reputation are a given but what about job satisfaction, staff morale, low staff turnover, professional recognition and preferment?
In his recent paper on ‘Law firms and the formula for success’, Stephen Mayson…Read More
Added by Tessa Armstrong on February 17, 2011 — Defero Law