Being in a firm that does 99% construction matters, I have been fortunate to learn the deeper insights of contractual law and technicalities of building construction.
But that's just that.
Being said that, I miss involving in other legal scopes, and I still wonder about other issues.
I still gape for answers if random laymen ask me random questions like probate, family law or even sometimes, corporate and conveyancing.
More often than not, my reply would be in general idea, or rather in the spirit of legal common sense, to what I have learnt before. (ahh university education helps hah) Why, even my mother had stopped giving me (sometimes absurd) legal scenarios of 'what ifs', for I suspect she gets tired of the generality of my answers.
But you know, the best degree is by experience.
And I have sort of limited myself.
In three years of PQE that is.
(Baru tiga tahun, oowiee?) but all I know revolves around contractors per se.
To some its purely rubbish, when you're a lawyer everyone expects you to become Jack of All Trades. But I can only tell Phua Chu Kangs and Chu Bengs' cases, but not Rosie and Margarets' issues.
So when a friend of mine asked why (or how) did I get involve, I told her its pure fate (rather than luck).
Me, having convinced (by now I know I was dead wrong) that all firms are the same, I set foot in my chambering firm JUST because it would be convenient for me pool a ride with my Mother daily, whose office is just three blocks away.
And so there I started doing construction matters.
And even when I was called to the bar, I got myself cluelessly into this construction firm.
So there. Sigh.
I feel left out. And scared.
Intimidated by all the Jacks of All Trade out there, in this house only Jack built.