WHY LAW TRUMPS POLITICS

Law and politics should be what underpins society.  The law in practice emerges when the needs of people coalesces with the decisions of the political class.  This coalescence is the result of negotiation, mutual comprehension of these two groups’ needs. Of course the relative power between parties become a major determinant of what eventually becomes ‘the law’. […]

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ARE WE LOOKING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE LEGAL PROFESSION?

R&D Susskind, father and son, legal technology expert and economics professor have published a book (OUP, 2016) suggesting that the future of the professions will be transformed by technology. Attorneys, as professionals, are treated by society in a special compact. The professionals who provide and apply specialised talents in an ethical manner and in return, […]

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STAFF RETENTION: NOW YOU’VE GOT ‘EM, KEEP ‘EM – PRESERVING YOUR HUMAN CAPITAL

FRRW CONSULTING has been successfully recruiting legal talent for many years. Probably the most important lesson that we have learned is to treat clients and applicants with whom we deal fairly, honestly and equally. It is not coincidental that these are the basic principles of staff retention. Indeed, when we recruit someone on behalf of a client we […]

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A marriage made in?

So now you have appointed an employee or you are the appointee. How long and with how much difficulty did it take to decide whether this was a date or a marriage? Let us say that the relationship has developed into an on-going one. Is it a marriage? Is it even valid to liken an […]

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Are you a successful CEO? Do you believe that an effective public service is essential for South Africa’s well-being? Do you understand the complexities of public and private sector financing? Could you manage the complexities of a team of sophisticated financiers? Do you want to join a hundred-strong entrepreneurial finance house? Have you said ‘yes’ […]

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Your CV – Friend or Foe

In many instances, the initial means of communication with a prospective employer is through the medium of curricula vitae. This highlights just how important it is for applicants to convey accurately just who they are, what they stand for, what they have done and what they want to do; more importantly, it must communicate what […]

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WHEN SILENCE IS GOLDEN

We live in a world in which communications technology has provided us with the means to make contact with those we know and those we do not.  Access to social media has become essential for many people and has increased the extent to which ordinary people have greater control over the world in which they […]

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