Junior Lawyers lunch event: Being commercial and what that means

Junior Lawyers lunch event: Being commercial and what that means

This is May's continuation of our Virtual Lunches run by Flex Legal's very own Sophie Gould, Head of Learning and Development. The lunches are run in conjunction with LexisNexis and Crafty Counsel.

About this Event

This event will cover the timeless topic of 'Being Commercial', and will explore what that means as a commercial lawyer. The topic will be explored with help from Rustam Roy and James Carter. Expect the usual keynote talks, quizzes, and breakout sessions. We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday 5th May

12:30 - 13:15

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Rustam Roy is a senior commercial and privacy lawyer with experience across a wide range of sectors (media, video games, IT and IT-enabled services and software). Rustam has worked in private practice, in-house and as and external consultant to law firms and businesses. He has led teams of lawyers, managed large transactions, advised at board level and has helped in-house legal departments improve work-flow efficiencies. Rustam currently runs his own legal consultancy, as part of The Legal Director (an SRA regulated law firm).

James Carter is a highly experienced bid and commercial manager specialising in IT, IT Service Management, and outsourcing. James has a track record of leading virtual teams to create persuasive proposals, clear commercial propositions and effective contracts that accelerate the sales cycle. His experience includes working at blue chip businesses such as Vodafone UK, Capita and ATOS Unify. James currently works at Peppermint Technology where he works with law firms that are seeking to embrace technology to modernise, transform and grow.

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Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis four years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart. Her vision is to support in-house counsel succeed in their fast-evolving role based on deep insight, data analysis and best practice gathered across the in-house community.

Prior to her in-house focused role, Louisa led the marketing for the bar and mid-market private practice sectors as well as product marketing lead for LexisPSL - LexisNexis' cloud based, practical guidance and legal research software solution.

She brings 20 years' marketing experience both client and agency side, specialising in B2B marketing in the Legal, TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) and Financial Services industries. In both South Africa, Europe and the UK.

Louisa is also an active member on the LexisNexis Gender Equality Matters (GEM) steering committee and is involved with the Families at LexisNexis Group which brings together, supports and lobbies for change those with an interest in balancing the challenges of work and family.