Northern In-house Legal Event: Bringing on new talent, mental wellbeing and key skills to succeed

Northern In-house Legal Event: Bringing on new talent, mental wellbeing and key skills to succeed

We’re delighted to invite you to our very first virtual Northern In-house Legal Event, in collaboration with Flex Legal.

On the back of the success of our Aspire forum and Flying Solo forum for senior inhouse counsel, we realise how important it is to provide the opportunity for in-house legal teams to come together.

Using our tried-and-tested interactive virtual format, this event will bring together legal teams from across the thriving Northern in-house legal community to discuss some of the most current pressing topics for you and your teams.

Date: Tuesday 9th November

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

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Agenda Topics

Bringing on New Talent: The Flexible Approach - Mary Bonsor

As we emerge from the pandemic, more and more organisations are looking at how they manage a hybrid approach to working, with 40% of employers expecting that more than half of their workforce will work regularly from home, according to the CIPD’s ‘Embedding new ways of working’ report. 

Mary Bonsor, CEO of Flex Legal, will be sharing her extensive insights from the in-house legal market as to how this is being achieved and the benefits of doing so, for both employers and employees.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Law - Gemma Farina and Susan Lamb

We then have the wonderful Gemma Farina, Assistant GC at Capital One, and Susan Lamb, Managing Counsel at Shell, who are both LawCare Champions, delivering a talk on the realities of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Law.

In LawCare’s latest ‘Life in the Law’ study, 69% of participants reported that they had experienced mental ill health in the last 12 months, and only 56% of these talked about their issues at work. Gemma and Susan will go through these startling figures and their recommendations for what measures employers can put in place to combat this crisis.

Key Skills to Succeed - Dan Kayne and Katie Barker

For our last talk, Dan Kayne, GC at Network Rail, and Katie Barker, Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, will present on Key Skills to Succeed.

Dan, as Founder of the O Shaped Lawyer, and Katie, as Chair of the LexisNexis Aspire Forum for Junior Lawyers, will talk through their innovative programme which aims to promote a cultural change, placing people and human behaviours at the heart of a more modern, progressive legal profession.

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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.