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London has associations and clubs for every single interest under the sun (origami anyone?) so you are bound to find something relevant for your firm.Especially – although not exclusively limited to – male lawyers not knowing what to do when female colleagues are crying.The problem is exacerbated, I think, if your firm has open-plan offices.You never know who might walk through the door at these events, especially in a global city such as London.Good manners cost nothing I would like to drive this point home.These are great fun and enable you to chat with your clients (who will likely be tipsy and therefore, in a jolly mood) in a more relaxed setting than the office.

So I thought I might revisit a topic that has interested me throughout my training contract so far – namely, how terrible most lawyers are at dealing with upset colleagues.

I personally do not understand this mindset at all.

If you took away our clients’ businesses, and all the creativity, passion and hard work that go into them, out of the equation, then our work as commercial lawyers would consist almost entirely of administering, reviewing and tinkering with highly technical documentation. For me personally, meeting with clients and discovering what their businesses mean to them, has been the absolute highlight of my training contract.

I have been attending SME-focused events, where I have been able to entice two new clients to my firm.

However, even if I had not succeeded in winning new business, I would have still gained a lot in terms of my overall development just by chatting to the entrepreneurs present.

They will then be referred more work and so the virtuous circle continues.

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