Career Development & Productivity

5 Things Lawyers Can and Cannot Claim at Tax Time

Lawyers claim tips for end of financial year

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching, and so is the time to lodge your tax return for 2021-2022.

You are probably already aware that there are some specific work-related expenses you can claim as a lawyer. But are you sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to in order to - hopefully - receive some cash back?

For example, did you know the ATO has simplified the way you can claim working from home expenses to help those working remotely during COVID-19? Ahead of the June 30 deadline, we have listed some other things you may not know you can - or can’t - claim for this financial year.

 

Please note, this article is general advice only based on the ATO deduction guide.

Read more

5 Ways to Boost Leadership Skills and Become a Better Lawyer

blue background image with legal leader concept

 

Lawyers and leaders share many traits. They need to be able to inspire trust, rally their team to work towards a common cause and communicate effectively their goals and vision. Wherever you are in your career journey, developing leadership skills is a powerful strategy to equip you with the tools to become a more confident lawyer - and ultimately the best professional you can be.

Read our 5-step guide to building the leadership skills you need for a flourishing career in the law.

Read more

Crunching the Numbers on Legal CPD in 2021

Infographic about Legal CPD trends in 2021.

 

According to the latest statistics from the legal CPD year of 2020/2021, there's a clear trend on what lawyers are focusing on developing: soft skills. Lawyers need to deal effectively with people, establish strong relationships, and overcome challenges to succeed. We've collected some statistics to help you plan upcoming legal CPD activities and future proof your legal career.

Read more

10 Most Popular Legal CPD Courses in 2021

Diverse group of lawyers standing in line smiling.

 

With the legal CPD deadline fast approaching, you might be looking for ideas on what topics you should prioritise with your next CPD course. That’s why we have put together a list of the 10 most popular courses so far in 2021. We hope it will help you to quickly choose your next interactive course and get CPD compliant online before March 31!

Read more