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Leaders in Law Interview Series: Lisanne Iriks

Leaders in Law - Lisanne Iriks

 

Skilled negotiators don't always know the outcome of the session when they begin. However, they come to the room with a series of skills and tools that give them the ability to drive the situation to a successful outcome. We spoke with award-winning family dispute resolution practitioner Lisanne Iriks to hear her perspective on what it takes to be a great negotiator as well as do’s and don’ts in a negotiation.

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Crunching the Numbers on Legal CPD in 2021

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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.

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What Is the Future of Legal CPD?

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Since the mandatory CPD scheme was first introduced it has not seen many significant changes. But the legal profession and the demands on lawyers are rapidly evolving. This raises the question, what is the future of legal CPD? And why is it still important for lawyers to do mandatory CPD? In this blog article we’ll explore the value of continuing professional development and look ahead to give you three predictions for the future.

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10 Most Popular Legal CPD Courses in 2021

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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!

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5 Reasons to Take Your CPD More Seriously

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Law is a stressful occupation. And in an already pressuring environment, it can be challenging to prioritise your continuing professional development. It's not a secret that many lawyers believe that mandatory legal CPD often causes more stress than it's worth. But there are plenty of reasons - besides renewing your practicing certificate - why you should take your CPD more seriously.

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7 Ways to Make Your Legal Writing More Persuasive

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Every day lawyers spend hours writing a variety of legal documents - appeals, briefs, letters of advice, and emails - with the goal to persuade or inform. There is no doubt that being able to communicate effectively in writing is one of the most vital professional skills a lawyer can have. Luckily, effective legal writing is a skill lawyers can constantly refine and improve. Read our favourite tips to help you hone your legal writing skills.

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Deep Work for Lawyers: How to Achieve Peak Productivity

Deep work for lawyers

 

Many lawyers are short on time. Between impromptu phone calls with clients, last-minute emergencies, and other distractions it can be challenging to both find the time and focus to complete demanding tasks. “Deep work” is a concept designed to help you to focus on getting your most complex and important work done. But how can you practically implement it in your daily schedule?

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Negotiation Tactics: 5 Strategies That Really Work

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Negotiation plays a significant role in both our personal and professional lives. We negotiate when we ask for a pay rise, when we are trying to convince children to eat vegetables, or when we are working to close a business deal. For most lawyers, negotiation is one of the most important professional skills to develop as it is one of the most frequently used. While negotiation skills come naturally for some lawyers it can take more practice for others. Learn more about these five simple negotiation tactics to build your skills as a lawyer.

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