Performance management and adding value

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    Don't forget your commas - the importance of language and grammar in contract drafting


    Registered European Lawyer Avv. Daniela Licciardo explains why grammar and language are just as important as understanding the black letter law in contract drafting.

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    Success story: Which? judicial review of Whirlpool


    Frustrated by Trading Standards’ failure to take action over faulty Whirlpool tumble dryers that caused a number of fires across the UK, the in-house legal team at Which? decided to step in and launch a judicial review. Kate Wellington, head of legal operations at Which?, explains how her team used ...

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    Flying high: seven skills for adding value


    Swati Paul explains the key skills you need to add value in your role, backed up by two real-life practical case studies from her role as GC at London Luton Airport.

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    Keep it insights


    Rachel Brushfield explores the role of insight and client relationship management (CRM) systems in effectively managing and influencing your key stakeholders at work in an organised and compelling way for career success, and shares some practical tips.

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    Hacked off


    Matthew Gingell, general counsel at Oxygen House Group, recently organised a legal ‘hack’ with other lawyers in his area to prove the hypothesis that the law should not be a barrier to innovation. Here, he explains how he organised it, and the insight and benefits it has brought to his ...

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    Because you're worth it - making the business case for the legal team


    Pearl Moses, head of Risk and Compliance at the Law Society, explains how you can make the business case for your legal team as effective as possible.

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    The great from the good: what differentiates successful in-house counsel?


    What lies at the heart of a thriving legal department? What essential skills are needed to support the legal team increase their impact and influence? These were some of the questions grappled with during a World Café-style event held by LexisNexis (LN) at the conference, chaired by Sophie Gould ...

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    Layman's terms: communicating law to non-lawyers


    Natasha Taylor , legal services manager at Essex Legal Services, considers the art of communicating law to non-lawyers. She draws on her experiences as a solicitor advocate in adoption hearings to explain how understanding and empathy can make all the difference when building client relationships.

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    3 concrete ways to increase the value from your external panel


    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.

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    Managing an in-house legal team: 5 things you must consider


    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.