Team meetings
Team meetings

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

  • Team meetings
  • The benefits of team meetings
  • Increased trust and transparency in teams
  • Increased cooperation and team participation
  • Gain a better understanding of strategy
  • Meetings can encourage innovation
  • Making team meetings valuable
  • Creating a creative environment at team meetings
  • Feedback about team meetings

The most effective legal teams are constantly looking to the future, anticipating changes in their organisation and industry and how best to support the business through them. The real difficulty is that we can often get bogged down in the detail of the day-to-day. A team meeting environment is an enormously valuable tool to help us lift up our heads and focus on the bigger picture in a supportive and collaborative environment and to keep a goal focus rather than the Groundhog Day effect of countless similar legal issues crossing our desks daily.

This Practice Note provides guidance for in-house lawyers to help them ensure they have the right framework in place for organising team meetings and creating a positive environment at those meetings.

The benefits of team meetings

If you are facing general resistance from the team to holding regular legal team meetings in the first place, here are some tips to help support you in your messaging and flag their key benefits.

Increased trust and transparency in teams

If your team mainly communicates via digital channels, eg by email or instant messenger, they may be wondering what they could get from a face-to-face meeting that they can't get otherwise.

The truth is that people today have grown very adept at cultivating a specific 'digital personality'. Everyone does this online

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