3 leadership interviews for in-house lawyers

3 leadership interviews for in-house lawyers

Through their in-depth knowledge of the law and their business, General Counsel (GCs) have a key role to play in organisations.

But is the voice of the GC being heard?

How do you empower your legal team when many people in the business don’t understand what the legal team is there for?

Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to be able to interview some of the key in-house and corporate industry players to ask them some of the pressing questions you might come against.

Click to read the 3 interviews below:

 

1.  GCs as influencers: getting your voice heard at board level - CEO, ACC

 

GCs as influencers: getting your voice heard at board level - an interview with Veta T Richardson, President & CEO, ACC

Businesses need a culture in which GCs are routinely consulted by the executive board and given the opportunity to help shape strategy.

Sophie Gould talked to Veta T Richardson, President & CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), about how ACC is advocating for GCs as key influencers of corporate culture and what needs to happen to get GCs’ voices heard.

 

2.  Harnessing the power of the next generation of lawyers - Founder & CEO, F-LEX

 

Harnessing the power of the next generation of lawyers

If an in-house legal team is overloaded with work but the business can’t fund extra lawyers, what are the options for GCs? Is the upcoming generation of legal practitioners a valuable, under-used pool of resource?

Sophie Gould talks to Mary Bonsor, CEO and Co-Founder of F-LEX, an online platform connecting law student paralegals with GCs and law firms needing additional resource, about the difference they’re making with their service.

 

3.  Empowering the in-house legal team - General Counsel, Royal Mail

 

Empowering the in-house legal team

When Maaike de Bie joined Royal Mail as Group General Counsel, many people in the business didn’t understand what the legal team was there for. How can you transform a team from an overworked, undervalued advisory function into an invaluable contributor to the business? Sophie Gould talks to Maaike de Bie about how she empowered the legal team and shaped its role as a strategic business partner, resulting in it winning the Legal Department of the Year (Commerce and Industry) at the British Legal Awards 2017.

 

 

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Amy leads the thought leadership and content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, creating insights for corporates and legal professionals. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT.