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Please note the explanatory notes for the following series:
The writers of this series imagine the worst situations. What happens when the key person of a large organisation meets an untimely end? What happens when you receive threats against the personal safety of you and your family? What happens when personal relationships sour? Remember: it’s not what happens but how you respond to what happens to you. We prepare for the worst by walking you through the steps you may wish to take in the face of disasters – personal or otherwise. Feel free to print out checklists and tick against them as you request further information from the relevant authorities. Speak to your legal adviser about the legal documents meant to protect you, your family and your assets when the worst strikes. Whatever curveballs come your way – we help you stay prepared.
Where the writers explore the human side of legal professionals: what makes a lawyer laugh? Why pursue law? Do lawyers live and let live? Do they know what love is? A partly humorous and wholly entertaining read about different lawyers in different industries and firms.
Black Sheep series:
The writers of this series follow the straying of lawyers from their path of professionalism. What constitutes professional behaviour of a lawyer? Who judges the standard of care and what can a disciplinary tribunal do? What behaviours have caused lawyers to be struck off the rolls and what have lawyers been warned against? We discuss behaviour – not individuals so that misbehaving lawyers who have been disciplined are not hounded by their past misdeeds. We highlight issues that the lay person should be aware of in hiring a lawyer. After all, lawyers are human too!
This article is written by Sean Nguyen from Asia Law Network.
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