Developing relationships

Developing relationships guidance:

Some in-house lawyers dislike referring to ‘clients’ (sounds too aloof in the in-house context) or ‘business colleagues’ (sounds as if the in-house lawyers are not part...

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When you have functional or dotted line responsibility for in-house lawyers who report to business people, it can be a challenge to develop a relationship with those...

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Managing the relationship with a distant subsidiary This Practice Note sets out guidance for in-house lawyers on best practice when working with distant subsidiary...

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Key elements Divisional management relationship (PDF) 343968 divisional management relationship The following table sets out the key elements in managing a relationship...

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Even if business people have complete confidence in your ability to select and mobilise external advisers, you should present those advisers as allies in the management...

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Senior lawyers reporting to business managers in other jurisdictions may not relish functional reporting, especially if they were in place before you assumed your role as...

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This practice note outlines the main areas an in-house lawyer needs to consider when planning cross-border projects or deals, including logistics, language, trust,...

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Your role as a manager In most organisations, there are pre-determined requirements for interaction with HR. Rather than just responding to HR, planned dialogue with them...

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To gain a better understanding of your business and to play a key role in its success, it is vital for the legal department to know who its stakeholders are. Once...

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What regulations need to be complied with and who is responsible for compliance programmes? In an organisation which is in a regulated sector, the presence of the...

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This Practice Note, written for in-house lawyers, provides guidance on how to work effectively with senior managers to identify legal risks and sets out an approach you...

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