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14 Results: Time Management

Tackle the Time Crunch

Martha M Newman is an Executive and Professional Coach who helps attorneys build leadership skills, enhance business performance and advance their professional careers.  This article was taken from Top Lawyer Coach, LLC and has been reproduced w...

Quick Glance: Limitation Periods

Section Description Limitation Period 6 (1) (a) Actions founded on a contract or tort     6 years 6 (1) (b) Actions to e...

Case Study: Conveyancing Claims

Introduction Conveyancing practice is an area of law with the highest percentage of practitioners in Malaysia.  Due to its relatively straightforward, albeit highly procedural-intensive, shorter time commitment and the abundance of client...

Stress, the Time Snatcher!

Stress - a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances (Oxford Dictionary).    What is stressful to you may not be stressful to another.  Everyone has a different tolerance towards...

The No 1 Cause of Claims - Litigation : The Statistics

But why? There are many sub-causations contributing to the above.  Among them are: 1. Broken Communications. 2. Bad Time Management. 3. Poor Legal Knowledge.

Case Study: Litigation Claims

The following are examples of claims that have arisen in the course of a firm’s litigation practice.  All names of people and places have been replaced. Case Study 1 : Missed opportunity Messrs ABC and Associates (“ABC&rdq...

Do’s & Don’ts of Litigation Practice

COMMUNICATION DO’S Record everything in black and white.  More so telephone conversations where the client verbally instructs you.  Before you act on their instruction, have the client sign-off the written instructions,...

Files (Mis) Management

A good file management system is essential in any legal practice whether it be a small or large practice.  Lost, stolen and irreversibly damaged files often lead to disgruntled clients who, when unhappy with the service they've received, ...

Don’t Stress Risk Management: Stress Relief Tips

Your Firm can play a huge role in ‘risk managing’ the stress factor at work.    In developing Qantas’ new ‘Human Factors Risk Management Programme’, Louise Raggett, Manager for Human Factors (Qantas), n...

Don't Stress Risk Management

Stress as an Underlying Cause of Claims? Saying that incorrect or inappropriate legal advice can lead to claims against lawyers and law firms is stating the obvious.  It might be surprising to note however, that the actual underlying caus...

Risk Manage To Position Your Firm For What's To Come

Beyond Survival As we navigate through what many are calling the worst economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, law firms would not have been spared the widespread impact of the current economic crisis.   Whilst sur...

Reinventing Your File Transfer System

File management takes many forms, and one important area of file management that is often overlooked is file transfers!  In any firm that you work in, there are procedures for file opening, file closing, KIV systems etc because files are cons...

Risk Management: No Excuses for Missing Critical Dates

Alistair Sim is Associate Director in the Professional and Financial Risk Division at Marsh UK Limited. This article first appeared in ‘The Journal’ (The Online Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, December 2002, page 46) and is reprod...

Practice Support Staff: Their Role In Risk Management

Risk Manager’s Note:  Whilst this article provides examples of the Australian experience, universal similarities are abundant in practice management for the legal profession around the world.  We hope that you will use such example...