Sunday, February 20, 2011
We are now in the year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Was the year of the Tiger a good year? That was the year Tan and Tan Lawyers moved to their new premises at Terrace Rd. The move has seen Tan and Tan Lawyers improve on their quality of service. We were granted a Quality Assurance Practice Standard accreditation in the year of the Tiger. Our new office premises are a dream to work from. We have river and park views. I enjoy nothing more than sitting outside the verandah and having a coffee. So all in all the year of the Tiger was quite good. The year of the Rabbit promises to be just as interesting. I was supposed to set up a branch office in the north. However I am advised by my feng shui master that this is the year to conserve energy and funds. However my business doctor/mentor tells me I have to expand. Such is the paradox. Any way, here are some photos of the lion dances at the office to bring in the new year. This year I have decided to focus on providing my legal service to public listed companies. I now act as legal adviser to a public listed comnpany based in Perth. Suffice to say that it has been an interesting experience. On behalf of the current chairman who was the majority shareholder of the company, we managed to get control of the board. The chairman has been inspirational in how he perceives business and legal issues. Suffice to say I believe I am a good lawyer but not much of a businessman. I supposed my legal training prevents me from taking business risks. The chairman of this company looked at legal issues and business issues so differently from how I would tackle the issues. It has been a really great experience delving into the mind of a great businessman.