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Date and Time

28th April 10:00 – 10:45
26th May 10:00 – 10:45
23rd June 10:00 – 10:45

In Partnership With:

F-LEX Radius Law Crafty Counsel

Making the intangible, tangible: How legal teams are approaching value creation

About this Event

As the world is coming to terms with the shock as the impact of coronavirus pandemic unfolds, legal teams have been thrust to the forefront of their organisations.

Although the core role of legal has not changed, the relationship between the legal function and the business continues to evolve. Legal departments are becoming more integrated into their organisations. Our research revealed that 85% of general counsels surveyed sit on, or report directly to the Board — regardless of legal team size. More than two thirds have a business-related financial KPI.

Join us on the 28th April as we discuss how in-house counsel are approaching value creation through Chatham House peer discussion and sharing results from a benchmarking study of 330 UK legal teams.

Topics will include:

  1. Which activities provide higher value and increase the influence and impact of the legal team
  2. Practical approaches that tangibly demonstrate the value of the legal department
  3. Popular metrics used to communicate value and how these are leveraged to positively impact the legal team’s working practice

The session will include interactive peer discussions led by general counsels sharing their personal experiences, top tips and pitfalls to avoid. We will also share the Value Framework for legal departments developed in partnership with the Cranfield Business School of Management.

Stop Press Brexit and COVID-19 Alerts
Iain Larkins, Founder and CEO at Radius Law will highlight any key priorities for legal departments from recent government and regulatory guidance updates and recommended practical next steps to consider.

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Event series

Making the intangible, tangible: Demonstrating value as an in-house legal function
Wednesday 28th April, 10:00 – 10:45

In this session we discuss how in-house counsel are approaching value creation through Chatham House peer discussion and sharing results from a benchmarking study of over 300 UK legal teams. Which activities provide higher value and increase the influence and impact of the legal team? What practical approaches can you consider to harness untapped areas of opportunity? Join us to find out more.

Your essential regulatory and commercial news update: Brexit, COVID-19, Data Protection and more
Wednesday 26th May, 10:00 – 10:45

Iain Larkins, Founder and CEO from Radius Law and Sandra Martins, Head of Employment will highlight the key priorities for legal departments from recent government and regulatory guidance updates and recommended practical next steps to consider. Including Brexit and COVID-19 Stop Press alerts and how to prepare for the outcome of an adequacy decision.

The power of an effective learning, development and training strategy
Wednesday 23rd June, 10:00 – 10:45

In this session we explore how a robust approach to learning, development and training can benefit you, your team and your organisation to tangibly demonstrate the value of the legal department. Interactive discussion led by senior counsel and subject matter experts will explore practical approaches on how to deliver effective training to the business; top tips on how to implement a learning and development programme for you and your team and the opportunities presented by the SQE and the day to day implications to consider in the immediate future.

Speakers

Mark Smith

Director, Strategic Markets, LexisNexis

After ten years as a lawyer (including four spent leading the international legal team for a Fortune 500 technology and outsourcing company Mark completed his MBA and moved into the world of market strategy.

Sophie Gould

Head of Learning and Development at Flex Legal

Sophie is Head of Learning and Development at Flex Legal and has over 25 years' experience in the legal sector. Most notably, she has worked as a corporate commercial lawyer in the city, and as the Head of Legal for various media companies.

Iain Larkins

Director, Radius Law

A commercially focused senior lawyer, having held in-house counsel roles in the automotive industry, data and IT sectors and most recently as general counsel within the advertising and media industry.

Louisa van Eeden-Smit

Head of Marketing In-house Legal at LexisNexis

Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis seven years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart.