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The rise of the pragmatic (and disruptive) GC

Published on: 19 November 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The rise of the pragmatic (and disruptive) GC
  • Tell us about your background and career to date?
  • Which areas do you and your team normally cover?
  • How do you balance giving strategic advice versus giving legal advice, and is there a difference in your outlook when you’re doing the two?
  • You were Solicitor of the Year (In-house) at the Law Society Excellence Awards last year and were also a finalist at the Lawyer Awards. What do you think made you stand out from the crowd?
  • What do you think are the key skills junior lawyers need to develop to succeed in-house?
  • What skills do junior lawyers need to get buy-in from the business and to get the business to understand their value?
  • How do you think the role of general counsel (and the in-house team) is going to evolve?

Article summary

In-house analysis: When you work in-house, you’re no longer just a lawyer, you’re a business advisor balancing the commercial needs of the business with providing sound legal advice. What skills do you need to do this and to develop people’s trust in your judgement? In this interview, Swati Paul, General Counsel at London Luton Airport, talks about how in-house lawyers can make their mark in a business and how they are disrupting the profession. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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