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Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network

Aug 31, 2021

A healthy quantum of competition can be useful for lawyers, both in challenging themselves and achieving optimal outcomes for clients. However, competitive streaks can often cross the line, venturing into abuse against those across the table.

On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Kalpaxis Legal director and principal Cassandra Kalpaxis and Barton Family Lawyers principal Courtney Barton to discuss the prevalence of overly competitive and adversarial approaches among litigators (which have been amplified since the onset of COVID-19), and why some lawyers might engage in such behaviour.

The trio also talk about the role of leaders in modelling the right behaviours for their staff and those coming through the ranks, the need for more collaborative practice and balancing it against one’s duty to win for their clients, and how such approaches can and will work in the post-pandemic new normal.

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