Building communities and providing in-house lawyers with a platform to network and exchange ideas has always been at the core of what we do. The Lawyer’s In-house Financial Services virtual event taking place between the 30th June and 2nd July will bring together 200+ in-house legal counsel and compliance professionals from across the financial services sector to discuss, benchmark and exchange knowledge.

This series of exciting content includes an option of webinars and roundtables for attendees to pick and choose from, including a 45-minute virtual roundtable at 3pm on 7th July on Managing risk and cost in a modern legal function.

Legal functions need to be at the forefront of much of the evolving complexity organizations now face and must play a fundamental role in helping businesses manage greater levels of operational risk. But GC’s are under increasing pressure to reduce costs. In an environment where business risk has increased significantly in a very short period, how can one be done without impacting the other? Should Risk really be the responsibility of the GC? Can you really manage business and operational risk while trying to reduce cost?


Matt Byrne, Deputy Editor, The Lawyer

Matt joined The Lawyer in 2003 as features editor and has written on a wide range of topics related to the business of law. He became deputy editor in 2015. Matt set up and ran The Lawyer’s New York office from September 2007 to April 2009.  He manages the UK 200 editorial and several other of The Lawyer’s market reports including the US Top 50, the Global Litigation 50 and the Technology report.

Chris Price, Managing Partner, EY UK Financial Services Law

Chris has been with EY for 20 years and is currently Managing Partner of EY’s UK Financial Services Law team. Prior to that, he was CEO of the legal managed services organisation Riverview Law, which is part of EY’s global legal managed services operation and has 1,100 legal professionals worldwide, in addition to EY’s 2,450 lawyers around the globe.

Matthew KellettMatthew Kellett, Partner- UK Law Leader, Financial Services, EY

Matthew is EY’s Financial Services UK Law Leader, responsible for building the Financial Services Legal practice in the UK. The practice focuses on Legal Operations consulting, Financial Services regulation and Managed Legal Services. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales with over 20 years’ experience, and a frequent speaker and guest speaking on the changing face of the Legal profession, and in particular developments in the areas of AI-enabled automation and Legal Risk analysis.

Please note that the virtual roundtables have very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

This free to attend virtual roundtable is part of the In-house Financial Services virtual event that took place between 30 June – 2nd July.

For more information on the conference, please visit the event website.