Elizabeth Bourlet#495

Elizabeth Bourlet

Elizabeth is an experienced, commercially-minded solicitor with a combination of professional and business qualifications. Elizabeth has a breadth and depth of experience gained from holding senior positions both in private practice and in significant corporate entities in a wide range of industries and sectors, including: retail ' a national garden centre group and a major national DIY group, luxury brands, manufacturing, the water industry, IT and the public sector. Elizabeth has a particular interest in drafting, negotiating and managing commercial contracts of all kinds: general terms and conditions of purchase and supply, supply of services, IT and major systems implementation, marketing, utility supplies, telecoms, supporting the rationalisation of suppliers and the establishment of cost effective group-wide initiatives, including outsourcing and insourcing. Preparation for GDPR has also been a key part of her recent assignments, as has Corporate Social Responsibility. Preparing businesses for sale by private equity owners, is a further specialisation of her, including advising on asset value maximisation, ensuring key contracts are in place, drafting policies and procedures to regularise corporate governance, preparing for due diligence, organising and populating data rooms and playing a key role in associated financial restructuring. Elizabeth has considerable experience of supporting the exploitation of brands worldwide, involving: preparing complex co-development arrangements, cross-licensing and distribution provisions; preparing detailed licensing, distribution and agency agreements; managing (and rationalising) a vast world-wide trade mark portfolio and dealing with infringement issues and new registrations. She is fully accustomed to working on long, medium and short-term contracts through her own company, Elizabeth Murray Solutions Limited.
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Contract management risk management guide
Contract management risk management guide
Practice notes

This key contracts risk management guide identifies five key priorities in relation to contract management and concentrates on the activities which need to be undertaken after a contract has been awarded and the service provision has commenced. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance and signpost relevant Precedents in Lexis®Nexis.

Key business assets risk management guide
Key business assets risk management guide
Practice notes

This key business assets risk management guide, written in collaboration with Elizabeth Bourlet, identifies five priority areas for key business asset risk management and gives the heads-up on why each one is important. It includes a series of mini action lists which suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current position and signpost relevant content in LexisNexis®. It covers prevention and risk management as well as providing an understanding of the importance of keeping information confidential and how to implement appropriate measures. This key business asset risk management guide does not cover the relevant law in detail.

Legal risk management—the basics
Legal risk management—the basics
Practice notes

This Practice Note is intended for in-house lawyers of commercial organisations based in the UK. It aims to help you to understand what is meant by legal risk, the different types of legal risk and provides practical guidance on how to manage legal risk.

Pandemic risk management guide
Pandemic risk management guide
Practice notes

This risk management guide identifies five key priorities for in-house lawyers in the event of a pandemic, to support the necessary business decisions to ensure your organisation’s survival. It explains why you need to pay close attention to these areas to assist in maintaining the smooth operation of the business. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of readiness and signpost relevant content in LexisNexis®.

Procurement risk management guide
Procurement risk management guide
Practice notes

This Supporting procurement risk management guide identifies five key procurement risk management priorities and gives the heads-up on why each one is important. It includes a series of mini-action lists that suggest action points for each priority area and encourages you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance. This guide also signposts relevant content in LexisNexis®.

Standard terms and conditions of purchase risk management guide
Standard terms and conditions of purchase risk management guide
Practice notes

This risk management guide is intended for commercial organisations in the UK. It identifies five key priorities for managing the risks associated with standard terms and conditions of purchase and gives the heads-up on why each one is important. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance.

Standard terms and conditions of sale risk management guide
Standard terms and conditions of sale risk management guide
Practice notes

This risk management guide is intended for commercial organisations in the UK. It identifies five key priorities in relation to standard terms and conditions of sale, explains why businesses need to pay close attention to these areas and ensure continuous risk assessment and management. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance and signpost relevant content in LexisNexis®.

Supply chain risk management guide
Supply chain risk management guide
Practice notes

This risk management guide identifies five key priorities for in-house lawyers and compliance professionals in relation to supply chain risks. It explains why you need to pay close attention to these areas to assist in maintaining the smooth operation of the business. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of readiness and signpost relevant content in LexisNexis®. A supply chain map starts with the sourcing of raw materials and goes up to production of finished products—and covers everything in between. Depending on the industry or sector in which your organisation operates, its supply chains can be relatively short, with just one or two links or can have multiple layers and interactions. Your role as in-house lawyer or compliance professional is to provide the contractual mechanisms to help your organisation understand, manage and mitigate its supply chain risks.

New supplier application form—procurement—general commercial organisation
New supplier application form—procurement—general commercial organisation
Precedents

This Precedent new supplier application form is designed to ensure that all relevant details about a new supplier are held by your organisation's finance team. This will ensure that payments can be made correctly and contact details are available to promote resolution of any issues regarding the product or service that has been contracted for.

PESTLE analysis
PESTLE analysis
Precedents

This Precedent PESTLE analysis, produced in Excel, contains a blank PESTLE analysis worksheet along with a worked example to illustrate how this Precedent should be completed. A PESTLE analysis is a useful tool for business strategy and planning. It is a method of assessing your organisation’s business environment, the possible impacts of that environment on the performance of your organisation and allows evaluation of the risks. It is also known as a PESTEL analysis.

Signing/authorisation limits—general commercial organisation
Signing/authorisation limits—general commercial organisation
Precedents

This Precedent is intended for general commercial organisations. It describes the scope and limits to signing and spending authority in an organisation and can be annexed to your procurement policy. In this example, authority to commit an organisation to make a procurement, whether by physically or electronically signing orders or contracts or by any other means, is differentiated by grade and a ceiling is placed on signing/authorisation limits.

Other work

Procurement process—flowchart—worked example
Procurement process—flowchart—worked example

This Procurement process flowchart shows the order in which a procurement may take place, together with the elements to be considered to ensure that a transparent and suitable procurement process is followed. This Flowchart is a worked example, containing contract value figures that have been included for illustrative purposes only.

Practice Areas

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1987

Membership

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • The Law Society

Education

  • University of Birmingham: BA Hons in English Language & Literature
  • College of Law, Guildford: Common Professional Examination & Solicitors' Finals Course
  • Kings College London: LLM
  • Associate member of ICSA after completing the ICSA 'fast-track' Henley Management College: MBA
  • Congleton Grammar School for Girls: 10 'O' Levels & 4 'A' Levels

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