oa De Rebus - Having a hunch - tapping into your senses : practice note

Volume 2014, Issue 540
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Lawyers like to think that they are guided by logic, reason and facts. But does that process always lead to the truth? It is good to be sensible, rational and objective, but is it enough? Intuition is something that some people have often derided as some sort of irrational, emotional fantasy, which at best is patronisingly tolerated as a harmless form of foolishness. However, in a world where decisions frequently have to be made under severe time constraints and with tight budgets and limited information, more lawyers are having to trust their gut feeling or intuition.

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