LBCambridge April 2015—Six themes faced by in-house lawyers presented by Paul Gilbert
LBCambridge April 2015—Six themes faced by in-house lawyers presented by Paul Gilbert

The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • LBCambridge April 2015—Six themes faced by in-house lawyers presented by Paul Gilbert
  • Making progress in flat structures when 'dinosaurs' are in the way
  • How to balance risk management and being commercial
  • Ensuring consistent delivery with changing demand
  • Do more with less. Changing mindset on risk assessment and how to say 'no'
  • Working best with people who work from different locations
  • Coping with rapid growth, dealing with/influencing significant cultural change

The LBCambridge programme was established in 2006 by LBC Wise Counsel as a residential skills development programme for in-house lawyers. The LBC Wise Counsel team comprises a core group of consultants who have worked as General Counsel and in other senior legal or business roles, and a small group of brilliant associates who have significant other roles, but who also support our projects, programmes and events and mentor for us as well. LBC Wise Counsel was founded in 2000 with the aim of working with in-house lawyers.

The LBCambridge development programme is aimed specifically for those lawyers of whatever experience who are new to in-house roles, but is also valuable to any in-house lawyers who would like a comprehensive refresher on skills and issues relevant to the sector.

The 18th LBCambridge took place at Queens’ College, Cambridge in April 2015. The traditional opening keynote session on the first full day is designed around themes which the delegates identify as their most pressing issues. We ask the delegates what is 'top of mind', then discuss and debate these ideas with them and then distil these conversations into six key themes. I then take those themes and work up a formal presentation.

The six themes for April 2015 were as follows:

  1. making progress in flat structures when 'dinosaurs' are in the way

  2. how to balance risk management and

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