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The kind of People who become Lawyers

From an article in The Huffington Post about a young man who took part in a riot: “Rag Gu Rock Gue Kim, also known as Rocky, was caught on video during the June 2011 riot damaging vehicles and trying repeatedly … Continue reading

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How to find a good Lawyer

Ever since I closed my law firm to go on a long and ongoing sabbatical, people are asking me if I can recommend a lawyer to them. I usually can’t. But I will give you the 10 ultimate guidelines for … Continue reading

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How to spot fake immigration advice

Immigration advice is a big business. Millions of people want to emigrate every year and seek out lawyers, attorneys and other immigration advisers. How can you tell a competent adviser from a fake one? I will have more on that … Continue reading

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More Pestering Questions from the Philippines

Despite being on sabbatical from working as a lawyer, I sometimes volunteer to give advice about German law. Some people think that they can approach a lawyer and are entitled to an answer to their questions. They are wrong. One year ago, I wrote about … Continue reading

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Lazy Lawyer from Russia

Some lawyers have an odd concept of legal research. As a lawyer from a civil law jurisdiction (Germany), I generally start with a look into the codes and statutes. If you are from a common law jurisdiction and nobody in … Continue reading

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What a greedy child

I regularly receive e-mails with legal questions, even though I am on a sabbatical from lawyering and have only limited time available due to my studies of Philosophy and Development & Economics. No problem with that; if the person sounds … Continue reading

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Effective 31 July 2009, I will close my law firm and go on a sabbatical for at least one year. I thank all of you who have put your trust into me as your lawyer in the past 7 years. … Continue reading

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FAQ on working with me as your lawyer

I have noticed that I receive many e-mails with the same questions, so I have started to post the most frequent questions – and of course the answers to them – for everyone to read for free. As this section … Continue reading

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