3 immediate steps in-house counsel can take to successfully navigate Brexit

3 immediate steps in-house counsel can take to successfully navigate Brexit

The LexisNexis Aspire networking and professional forum met on Thursday 7th June 2018. Hosted by Sophie Gould, Head of In-house, LexisNexis, this session looked at building your personal brand, in-house counsel’s role in navigating a successful Brexit for your business and included an interactive 'in conversation with' senior counsel who shared thoughts on how best junior in-house lawyers can succeed.

Aspire meets 4 times a year and provides a free networking service which is a key life line to many starting out in their in-house legal career.

This is the second in our series of three posts sharing insights and learnings from the forum. In this post Guy Lougher, Partner and Head of Brexit Advisory Unit, Pinsent Masons shares the findings from a recent survey - Brexit Report: Into the breach - conducted by Pinsent Masons which explored how in-house counsel can navigate a successful Brexit.

A clear disconnect 

The survey, conducted in association with YouGov and The Lawyer demonstrated a clear contrast between company Boards and GCs when it comes to Brexit.

When asked how well their organisation was prepared for Brexit, 58% of Board members thought their organisation was well prepared, but only 6% of GCs thought

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About the author:

Lauren Fairservice is a paralegal in the LexisPSL In-house, Compliance and Practice Management Group.

Prior to joining LexisNexis in May 2016, Lauren spent a year in-house at ClientEarth, helping to coordinate their climate litigation work and two years in the IP Litigation team at Bristows LLP. She holds the GDL and LPC, as well as an MSc in Environment & Development and a degree in Geography.