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Webinar: Law firm relationship status update: it’s all about value, efficiency and doing things differently

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. The increased pressure on cost efficiencies that most in-house teams are experiencing at the moment means there is a big focus on revamping external counsel relationships, minimising spent and maximising value. Is law still about selling people to people? Issues discussed in this webinar include: Has the pandemic and current economic climate changed the long-term dynamics between firms and their clients? Are law firm-client relationships changing? How are GCs envisioning their interactions with law firms to look like going forward? Are the “shiny toys” distracting us from what really matters, business partnerships and customer service? What does being creative with your law firm panel and doing things differently look like in practice? Is there a need for more collaboration and coordination within the in-house community when it comes to driving improvements to law firm-client relationships? What more can GCs do? Panellists: Ruth Daniels, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Superdry Claire Betty, Head of Legal – Commercial, John Lewis Partnership Mark Turner, COO – Legal, Compliance and Risk, TP ICAP Moderator: Peter McCusker, Deputy General Counsel, Royal London

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