Lawyers in Lockdown: Sibling rivalries and a lawyer in the making

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Lawyers in Lockdown: Sibling rivalries and a lawyer in the making

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An observation from one of our lawyers in lockdown (who will remain anonymous) reflecting the human side of this crisis and how our passion for law, whether we intend it or not, is passed onto the next generation!

"Like many parents, the current restrictions have meant not only coping with client matters but also facing home schooling and working with family in close quarters. Children being cooped up inside and sibling rivalries coming to the fore have certainly made for a challenging (and sometimes entertaining) time!


By way of recent example, the other day I heard raised voices coming from the lounge. Upon entering the conflict zone I discovered that my son (aged 12) was refusing to sign the second page of a contract presented to him by his sister (aged under 10). The argument centered on my daughter’s refusal to show my son the first page of the contract. The contract makes for fairly detailed reading – see image above or read in full here. I can report that after some fairly heated negotiations a satisfactory outcome was achieved when the parties agreed my suggestion that the contract be tweaked to address issues that both of them had with each other thereby making the obligations mutual.


Whether she knows it or not, my daughter clearly has a career in the law ahead of her, and my son is right to be wary of signing anything until he’s read it. A very proud parent!"



We are commited to sharing with you the human side of this crisis, how we as a firm are responding, how we are staying connected and how our clients are overcoming the challenges they face. You can find more Lawyer in Lockdown stories on our Covid19 legal advice hub

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