Etiquette underlies the core of lawyering – it is not merely a list of do’s and don’ts to observe, but an integral component of a lawyer’s DNA, without which professional victories are merely empty or even Pyrrhic ones.

In this article, we look at the inspirational observations, anecdotes and advice from the acceptance speeches of some of the C C Tan Award recipients.


Stephen R. Covey, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People‘; etiquette; manners; C C Tan Award; Professional Conduct Rules 2015; fair play; spirit of the law; good lawyering; civil communication; restraint in communications