More than two thirds of general counsel (GC) now sit on their organisation’s board, with more than half reporting to the CEO, the Law Society of England and Wales’ 2015 GC350 study reveals today.

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The study, sponsored by Lexis Nexis, shows the tremendous pressures in-house legal departments are under, which are resulting in changes to the way in-house legal teams work. In addition to increased volumes, the work of in-house legal teams is becoming ever more complex, as general counsel navigate changing market conditions which present business opportunities as well as challenges.