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SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services

The SRA today signalled what it called the ‘Uberisation’ of the legal market with the advent of the freelance solicitor. The regulator proposes to make it easier for solicitors to provide reserved legal services on a freelance basis to the public. They would not be required to register as a sole practitioner or be employed[…]

Mother, lawyer and leader: How one lawyer aced flexible working

A principal at an Australian law firm has shared how her employer supported her to stay on her career path after having a child. Catherine Brooks is a principal specialising in workplace relations at Melbourne-based law firm Moores. Ms Brooks said she was teary when she told the other principals at the firm about her[…]

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How to Boost Your Energy Levels As a Flexible Worker

Let’s be honest, most of us could do with having more energy, especially with the heavy workloads that come with being a lawyer. We often rely on stimulants to keep us going, but have you noticed how they no longer seem to work after a while? A study confirmed that stimulants only work for four[…]

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How to Work Your Meals Around Your Schedule

One of the biggest challenges of having irregular schedules as a contract lawyer is the inability of having regular eating patterns. While this isn’t an issue for some, others do struggle with feeling hungry or light headed during important meetings. After all, not everyone is able to concentrate on an empty stomach. As a result,[…]