60 second interview

A digital services strategy is no longer a “nice to have”: it is a necessity

Julie Murphy-O’Connor, co-head of the commercial litigation group at Matheson, shares how the firm has invested in people, processes and technology to provide customised digital services and solutions for clients.  What has been your experience in implementing a digital strategy in a longstanding traditional law firm? Matheson has a long tradition of innovation. In 1980, […]

Innovating for growth: Designing a digital services strategy

Matheson’s head of digital services Tom Connor shares his insights into working as part of the senior management team to design, execute and lead the evolving digital transformation strategy at Ireland’s largest law firm.    The events of the past year have significantly altered the way in which many people and businesses think about how […]

Zeno Capucci

‘Call everything into question, think more creatively and be more courageous in your decision making’

Zeno Capucci, general counsel at DocPlanner group, talks to The Lawyer about the benefits and challenges of heading up the legal team of a global business, including striking the right balance between harmonisation and decentralisation and considering the attitudes and cultural viewpoints of local stakeholders. What are the main challenges of being the general counsel […]

Silvio Cavello

“The role of the GC has gone through a ‘Copernican revolution’ over the past few decades”.

Silvio Cavallo, general counsel at Pillarstone speaks to The Lawyer about the progress being made by GCs within organisations and the active role that leading lawyers will need to play to achieve sustainable decision-making. ESG  considerations and stakeholder-orientated governance will be crucial themes in the years to come and legal teams will have to monitor and […]

Ehsan Haque

It’s important to take on new things and seek out opportunities

Hamilton Capital Holding global head of legal and compliance Ehsan Haque shares his tips on having a long rewarding career, explains what his first few weeks looked like in his new role and where his starting point was for building a legal and compliance team from scratch. What is a good place to start when […]

Chris Kangis

Be good to yourself, back yourself and be open to opportunities

Chris Kangis, consultant and former VP & general counsel at AEG Europe explains that the best way for lawyers to see the bigger picture, improve emotional intelligence and understand the business is to gain experience from outside the legal microclimate in which a lot of the industry spends their entire working lives. How did you get […]

David Hirschfield

Reputation and relationships are everything

Legal director of Galliard Homes, David Hirschfield, explains how graduates coming into the workforce must be surrounded by experienced colleagues to learn, develop and harness their own skills; ‘unfortunately Microsoft Teams and Zoom cannot replace osmosis’!  In your opinion, have people become so accustomed to working from home that we will see a depletion in […]