We are all told we should network more. But can networking be productive? Sustainable? Fun? Here, Helen Holmes from the NDPB Lawyers’ Group shares her experiences of a network that has unexpectedly proved to be sustainable and enduring, and gives some tips on setting up a network in your specialist area of in-house legal.
Bhavisha Mistry senses the panic in the air as the General Data Protection Regulation’s 25 May deadline draws ever closer. But she’s not sure what all the worry is about.
General counsel contemplating a career move will benefit from a careful survey of their options. Diana Bentley reviews some of the issues involved.
Chloe Birchall, a trainee solicitor at BT, was involved in setting up its pro bono programme. She looks at the benefits of an in-house pro bono programme, and offers some tips for anyone thinking of setting one up.
Sophie Gould announces the findings of new research by LexisNexis and the Judge Business School on the relationship between in-house legal teams and large law firms, and the practical lessons to take away.
Managing a team of in-house lawyers presents all kinds of nuanced challenges. Amanda Gill, director at Deutsche Bank, provides five tips that any manager, from the novice to the seasoned veteran, should follow.
Brian Hanlon, head counsel at Sky Media, gives insight into a number of successful personal and professional development initiatives at Sky Legal, and offers some tips on implementing similar schemes in your own organisation.
Board effectiveness consultant Ciarán Fenton argues for a more independent in-house function to enable better board decision-making.
Katrina Robinson MBE’s legal services team at housing association Optivo won the Law Society’s Excellence In-house Award 2017 for their unique and direct approach to working with tenants suffering from anti-social behaviour. In an interview conducted shortly before she left the business, she explains how their personal service for their tenants is reaping rewards.
One dented social network. 87 million profiles. 44 angry senators. And an ever increasing number of government and state investigators. That’s what’s on Mark Zuckerberg’s timeline. Lewis Crofts, MLex editor-in-chief, reports.