There have been many calls to tackle the problem of stress, anxiety and depression in the legal profession. To their credit, firms are more aware of the issues than ever before and many are taking steps to promote mental health among their employees. Yet it takes time to change.
Relationships are key for chambers when it comes to winning litigation mandates. But knowing which firms to focus your attention on is not always easy, partly because many have unbreakable relationships with their favourite barristers.
This year’s Asia Pacific 100 research shows Hong Kong remains the most popular base for international firms’ Asia practice, playing host to the largest number of partners in the Top 50 international firms in the region, but Singapore is closing the gap.
The social function of myth is to bolster a value system in which a person or organisation has a meaningful place. Unsurprisingly, the legal sector has plenty of these myths, but rather than taking account of the sheer messiness of the global legal market, too much strategy discussion is based on erroneous beliefs rather than hard evidence.
The majority of the top 100 Asian firms prefer to remain independent as they explore different ways to increase their global reach in light of growing cross-border work, The Lawyer Asia Pacific 100 2017 report reveals.