“Good vs exceptional. What makes a 5-star legal department?” Behind the scenes at our inaugural #CraftyLexis Masterclass


Successful in-house counsel foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation that is focused on embedding data-driven decision making; embracing metrics and ensuring robust alignment with both their organisation’s risk appetite and commercial strategy.

Our inaugural #CraftyLexis masterclass event looked to explore how in-house counsel can demonstrate, articulate and deliver value within their organisations in effective and innovative ways through a mixture of punchy, thought provoking presentations and facilitated interactive breakout sessions which encouraged peer discussion, learning and sharing of best practice.  

The event focused on three key areas...

  • The role of data and metrics beyond demonstrating cost reduction
  • How a robust legal strategy can influence how the business achieves its outcomes
  • Navigating your organisation through the new-age of data privacy and cybersecurity 

Each led by senior counsel at the top of their game...

  • Ian Leedham, Head of Legal at Euro Car Parts
  • Sophie Carter, Head of Global Legal at Christie's 
  • Clive Davies, Senior Counsel at Fujitsu

Each focused on challenging and inspiring attendees while ensuring each audience member could walk away with relevant, practical take-aways for implementation back at the coalface.

Attracting GCs across different industries, those in attendance all agreed the evening provided diverse ideas focused on how to continue establishing in-house counsel as proactive business advisors.

“The best thing was getting to know other people in the same industry, understanding their challenges and looking at some solutions and best practice ideas about how we can improve the quality of the service we provide to our in-house team”. – Natasha Maddock, Deputy GC at GBG.

 “I have really enjoyed this evening’s event. I learned a huge amount…really enjoyed meeting the other lawyers” Marcus Norton, General Counsel, CDP

 “Lots of very interesting debates and discussions amongst the team” Christian Fahey, VP Legal Affairs, Inmarsat


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At LexisNexis, we’re working to support in-house counsel accelerate the evolution of their role to genuine business leaders.

Our vision is to provide events that challenge, educate and inspire. Most importantly, we aimed to provide practical takeaways that you can implement to deliver a positive impact back in your organisation.

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