Insight and best practice

Insight and best practice guidance:

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...

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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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