⏳ 5 min read Lawyers, in general, are terrible with money because they are so time-poor. It is a real issue because you end up working a lot, but not enjoying the fruits of your (very hard) labour. Here are some things I wish I had more insight into when I was working in the corporate law world.
⏳ 9 min read This week, we’ll travel to a different part of the world. It is a land with no legal identity, recognised only by Turkey and relies on the Turkish postal system for its mail. It also gives us the chance to look at a fundamental aspect of law—property.
⏳ 8 min read Pack your bags once again. We’re visiting the Dalmatian Coast to uncover its history of maritime trade, weights and gold. Yes, you have it—let’s check out Dubrovnik in Croatia.
⏳ 7 min read How do you create a legal system from scratch? This week, we take a final look at the Chinese legal system and the civil law more generally.
⏳ 11 min read Let’s hop over the border to Shenzhen (深圳), China. We’ll start by looking at the influences on the Chinese legal system through the lens of history.
⏳ 10 min read This week, we’re travelling to Hong Kong. We’ll take this as an opportunity to touch on the common law system and muse on recent events.
⏳ 8 min read There are a handful of books that I’ve found positively earth-shattering. One of them is Mindset, by Professor Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
⏳ 11 min read In this final instalment, we look at risk-taking, the perils of memory and how we love humans more than robots (except for Pepper the robot above).
⏳ 9 min read In Part 1, we discovered how our brains are, well… lazy. This time, let’s delve into the power of storytelling—and how this can mislead us.
⏳ 11 min read Lawyers often believe that they exist on a higher cerebral plane than other humans. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman puts all our fanciful thinking into the garbage can. Here’s a quick summary of what lawyers can learn from his book.