After working 7 years in one of the most reputable firms in Malaysia, I gathered enough courage (and savings) to resign from LHAG and to establish my own law firm. Although partnership in LHAG is just a step away (in fact, less than 6 months), I declined and moved on. I will be joined by another colleague, Dymphna, who is an Industrial Relation specialist, as a partner. My focus will be on intellectual property, information technology, franchise, social media, data privacy and the likes.
Both of us will work from home until we get our cash flow stable. Paying for renovation and office is just too much burden for a start. We will probably move into an office next year or when we have a fixed set of partners. We currently use the services of a virtual office that accepts documents and letters and also take calls for us.
Frankly, the aim of the firm is fairly ambitious. I would like to grow the firm into a middle sized firm with various specialists under one roof.
I foresee that the liberalisation of the Malaysian legal industry will happen sooner or later. Foreign firms will step into our shores and provide their expertise to Malaysians. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to work with foreign international firms to improve our skills, services and competitiveness. By that time, I hope I still have enough energy to bring the legal industry to a new height.
It’s easier said than done. I’ll read this blogpost again 20 years later to see whether we will achieve this goal.
Till then, wish us luck and hope we can make it!
16 thoughts on “Good Bye LHAG! Hello FCL & Co!”
congratulations, give us big discounts should we need ur services ok!
KY: can! but lawful discounts only! hehe!
I have been reading your blog for quite a long time actually, from when I was studying in Bristol. All the best in your next step. =)
David: many thanks! great to know that I have readers who had been growing up together through this blog!
Congrats FCL for the partnership offer, and having the balls to take an unknown step into the abyss.
Yee Hou: u and David are cousins? Small world!
Which legal area/aspect will your firm be focusing on?
Yew Kuan: im focusing on intellectual property!
There’s a big market for freelancer contracts – might be a good area to move into with your expertise.
Also working from home – time to get a dual monitor setup – your productivity will go through the roof 😀
ShaolinTiger: thanks for the tips bro!
Congrats bro, well done
Darren: thanks bro!!!!
Best of luck 😉