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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...Continue reading
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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....Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading