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On the Mint Blog, a post about The 5 Most Bizarre Tax Deductions Around the World is fascinating for what the tax deductions say about the culture/philosophy of the relevant country. In summary: Bribes - Germany Mama's Boys - Italy...On the Mint Blog, a post about The 5 Most Bizarre Tax...
Slyvia Hodges, a law professor at Fordham College in Boston has published an article in AmLaw Daily recommending the introduction of a general business course in a law degree. "To give future lawyers an idea of their future clients' and...Slyvia Hodges, a law professor at Fordham College in Boston...
A colleague yesterday drew my attention to the female barrister striding past the Supreme Court, wigged and gowned, in her mini skirt, stilettos and leggings. We can both recall the days when another of our colleagues was asked to leave...A colleague yesterday drew my attention to the female...
The Legal Profession Acts now enacted in the majority of Australian states, have the concept of "third party payers", of which there are two types, associated and non-associated. Associated third party payers are those who are not the client of...The Legal Profession Acts now enacted in the...
In perhaps what is Richard Susskind's legal world of the future, now a reality, the Wall Street Journal reports in Wilson’s Little Gift to the World about an on-line do-it-yourself Venture Financing Term Sheet being offered by a US law...In perhaps what is Richard Susskind's legal world of the...
Perfection is an aspiration not a goal - should be a standard direction for many clients to their lawyers. Yet many lawyers, particularly young lawyers would not understand what it means. To put it another way, "you don't need a...Perfection is an aspiration not a goal - should be a standard...
Do your clients have Hollywood expectations? By that I mean, they expect things to happen the way things do in the movies. In the movies the following happen: Their lawyer only works on one matter at a time (the client's)...Do your clients have Hollywood expectations? By that I mean, they...
A front page article in today's Australian Financial Review does not predict the death of the billable hour, but certainly shows its waning in favour. As Telstra's Will Irving is quoted "Certainty has a premium it didn't have before the...A front page article in today's Australian Financial...
I recently presented at a conference of In-House Counsel and in one session the question came up about whether in-house counsel would be personally liable for barrister's fees, if they direct briefed. But what do we mean by "direct briefing"... I recently presented at a conference of In-House...
A very funny post from the Wired GC The Wired GC can now report the results of a 3 month long investigation into governmental support for major law firms. Discussions at the highest levels of the new administration have resulted...A very funny post from the Wired GCThe Wired GC can now report the...