The Importance of a Good Interviewing Technique:

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The Importance of a Good Interviewing Technique:

The objective of a first interview with a client is to get as much information from them in order to ascertain what their legal problem is, whether they have a case and how you can use your legal skills to solve their problem.

Having an interview with a lawyer can be extremely uncomfortable for a person, especially if they have not had any previous dealings with one.[1] The client may be reluctant to reveal everything to the lawyer, so it is their job to make the client feel at ease and be willing to tell their story.

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Behind the Metaphor: Lifting the Corporate Veil

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Behind the Metaphor: Lifting the Corporate Veil

A company, as it currently stands, assumes a separate legal personality from its shareholders, using this metaphor to ‘hide’ its directors behind the ‘corporate veil.’[1] The purpose of this structure is to encourage entrepreneurship through the shifting of risks of business failure to the company’s creditors.[2] The courts are reluctant to lift this ‘corporate veil’, often leaving creditors in a disadvantaged position should the company fail.

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