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I have written many times about what a privilege it is to be a mentor. It is something I relish and provides me with the most job satisfaction I can imagine. For many...

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Written by Paul Gilbert this report draws on survey findings, interviews and focus groups, which demonstrate that in-house lawyers are sleep walking to a crisis of...

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This case study involved an activity analysis exercise for a global pharmaceutical business focusing on their EMEA in-house legal team that comprised 26 lawyers across 17...

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Aspire is a free networking and professional development group for in-housers in the early stages of their legal career. We are passionate about supporting each other to...

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On the frontline: how to tackle an IPO Louise Stonier, Legal Director and Company Secretary at Pets at Home Group Plc, provides practical insight into how to deal with an...

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In the emerging legal landscape, technology and an innovative team structure are integral parts of an efficient legal function. We talk to Bjarne Tellmann, Senior Vice...

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In-house analysis: What benefits can the centralisation of legal services bring to a business? Naomi Seward of Nationwide discusses how her company implemented a central...

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What day-to-day practical problems are you currently experiencing in your industry? (eg as a result of a new piece of legislation, a recent case, a new regulator, a...

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On 21 March 2017, the Chief Legal Officers’(CLOs) Forum (the Forum) met to discuss the value and effectiveness of measuring the quality of in-house legal departments....

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How can in-house teams stand out from external law firms? Richard Reade, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Weightwatchers, explains how in-house teams can...

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Improving efficiency is one of the biggest challenges facing in-house legal teams, but it is not just about cutting costs. We talk to Kent Dreadon, Deputy General Counsel...

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The LexisNexis Advisory Board met on 14 May 2015 to discuss how the in-house legal team can strategically align themselves with the business strategy, vision and culture...

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When it comes to cybersecurity, it is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a cyberattack will happen. So how can an organisation best protect itself? On 21 June 2016, the...

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It is a constant challenge for all teams to be able to plan for the work that can be anticipated. It is an even bigger challenge to plan for the work that cannot be...

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At a time of rapid change in the industry, lawyers’ roles are becoming increasingly innovative. We talk to Saswata Mukherjee, Global Legal Operations Director at...

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Shortlisted for In-house Lawyer of the Year at The Lawyer’s 2016 awards, Monica Risam, GC & Company Secretary at Aviva UK Life, embodies the impact that strong...

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Lawyers do not necessarily see presentation skills as fundamental to their job, yet they are judged on them by the rest of the business. We talk to Kent Dreadon, Deputy...

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A successful in-house lawyer has influence within a business and can add more than just legal value. Kent Dreadon, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal at Telefónica...

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Aaron Campbell, Group Head of Legal & Company Secretary at the NCP Group, explores the benefits of working with a new management team in businesses that have experienced...

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The event LexisNexis is proud to be a member of the Steering Group of Business for the Rule of Law (B4ROL), an exciting new global initiative which seeks, under the...

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In this Practice Note I will explore the opportunities and advantages for in-house teams to recruit and manage trainee solicitors as part of the resources mix within the...

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Businesses constantly face new commercial and legal challenges. There is an enormous advantage in being well-prepared. Louise Stonier, Legal Director and Company...

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Lawyers can have a reputation for being overly risk-averse. Building good relationships with business colleagues to gain respect is key to overcoming this perception. We...

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The LexisNexis Learning Innovation and Knowledge Excellence (LIKE) forum met to discuss 'how to build and embed a knowledge-sharing culture' in an in-house legal team....

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The LexisNexis Advisory Board met on 24 April 2014 to discuss how a true culture of compliance can be created and maintained in the business. The discussion focussed on...

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When a General Counsel joins an organisation, there is no guarantee they will inherit a smoothly functioning team. What is guaranteed is that there will be challenges to...

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