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We have all learnt from various media reports about the recent turn of events with respect to the Fox Mandal - Little merger going sour. At the outset I wish to clarify that I am not part of the law firm and my views are based strictly on what I have gathered from the media. The merger when it happened back in 2006 (if I remember correctly) was the most talked about merger in the legal fraternity. It was touted as one of the successful mergers in recent times. The merger also resulted in to the birth of FML or Fox Mandal Little, a brand, a force to reckon with in the legal field. Both the law firms were experts in...
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    Sabjanta Hoon says #
    It was a relationship which was doomed from day one. Something must have been drastically wrong in Little with several partners i
I was quite amused to note some of the comments received from a handful of legal professionals to my earlier post "law firms need to learn from Anna Hazare". What really amused me were the comments (and believe me some were hilarious) made by certain partners which appeared to me as justifications towards their uncanny and ruthless day to day actions. At the same time I quite appreciate that they came out in the public domain with their views. But I have to admit that what was really entertaining was to note that these “partners” at some point did actually openly admit their sloth at the workplace. Some may mistaken my articles or my views as anti- law firm or anti partner....
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    You views have no rhyme or reason says #
    I am an associate. But things you should note: - many partners work hard - many partners have better things to do than work, like
The Anna Hazare movement has swept the nation and rightfully so. His movement has captured the imagination of the people of this country and for the right reasons. The reclusive and oppressed middle class Indian individual has found a conduit to voice his/her opinions. Salute to his movement and all our support for this excellent cause.   Now in all the thick of this action and stuck in the cross fire are a bunch of highly sophisticated lawyers who by their legal jargon have pushed the government in a web which even Spider Man will have a tough time to untangle. So what is with lawyers and complications? Lawyers are known to complicate things. Their skill of twisting and turning tend...
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    Also as for Anna obviously you were nodding off when they taught the constitution and the concept of due process in your law schoo
As the nation ushers its 64th year of independence, some of us look back at the changes that the legal profession has undergone in these past 64 years. I am very sorry to say that except for a few respectable individuals in our profession who still believe in honesty and integrity most of our fellow professionals have become money minded and commerce oriented. Gone are the days when a lawyer would take up a case for the thrill of it. For the thrill of gaining knowledge and fighting out for the client in the court of law. Young professionals shy away (including me) from the Bar. Law firms have sprung up everywhere. I think we need to carry out a census...
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    very gud article.
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The happy times are here !!! No I am not talking about the boring court vacations which the litigation lawyers are so upbeat about but I am talking about the Mumbai monsoons !! those living outside Mumbai reading this blog probably don’t realize the bliss that we Mumbaikars get in watching the rains...this is the time when we relieve ourselves from the cruel and harsh heat and forget all our problems and just enjoy the weather.....and of course this is also the season when not so hardworking lawyers go on a vacation to exotic destinations with their families and .............errrrr ............girlfriends........not to mention that we associates make it possible for our senior partners and partners to have fun.........how ???? of course...
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    dont u think it happens in almost all the fields....legal field is not an exception its just following the trend...!! anyhow inter
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Hello guys !!! Hope you enjoyed reading my last post (Legal factories knows as "Law Firms") about how law firms can be compared to modern factories and how the senior partners and lawyers within the firm are no more than mere factory workers. In fact I have the highest respect for those people who actually toil hard within the factories in our country. I have had the opportunity to visit some of the factories in our country during my career as a lawyer and trust me, life is tough out there unlike law firms where we call ourselves "white collared workers". Anyways coming back to the running of our "factories", as a law firm. Let me give you some deep day...
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    If you are so disappointed (I would have loved to use some other stronger words but then the comment might not be allowed!) then w
Hello my fellow lawyer friends...I would like to introduce myself as a corporate lawyer from Mumbai. For the time being I am Mr. "X" and my law firm is "Y"   (By the way I must admit that corporate lawyers are like dentists who proudly call themselves as doctors...now common....... if I have dysentery will I go to a dentist to get myself treated...similarly corporate lawyers rake in huge sums of money by producing documents out of thin air by the hour without even stepping in to one of the courts ever in their lives. I consider also corporate lawyers the biggest enemy of our environment. You should see them wasting paper through the sheer volume of printouts coming out of...
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    trying to do an Indian version of Anonymous Lawyer?
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