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 discussion on Optimising your in-house legal function: in a world of increasingly tight cost measures, new complexities and global uncertainty how do you create an impressive and effective in-house legal function?

This interactive session will focus on three key areas to optimise your in-house legal function both now and in the future:

  • Finding and developing talent
  • Identifying key skillsets for your team
  • Achieving excellence in a cost effective way

With an experienced and diverse group, it will look at the opportunities and challenges facing in-house functions and how one can make changes that are sustainable and ultimately successful. Attendees will come away with some new thinking and practical ideas.


This roundtable session will be led by Peerpoint, Allen & Overy’s global flexible resourcing platform. Working closely with an array of clients has enabled them to build up a detailed understanding of the challenges and pressures experienced by in-house functions. Peerpoint’s knowledge and expertise in identifying, supporting and matching top talent also gives them a unique perspective on lawyers and their careers.

Ben Williams, Managing Director, Peerpoint

Ben Williams is Managing Director of Peerpoint, Allen & Overy’s interim resourcing business. A strategic business leader with a background in practical and effective innovation in law firms, he has been at the forefront of a number of market innovations from Allen & Overy, one of the world’s most forward-thinking law firms. In 2013 he set up and launched Peerpoint, with a mission to help clients succeed through access to the best flexible legal talent, and to unlock pathways for its consultants to build successful, self-directed futures. organisational level.


Catriona Blamire, Head of Client Development, Peerpoint

Catriona is Head of Client Development at Peerpoint in London. Prior to joining the firm, she led the award winning strategy consulting company FreshMinds Interim. Having been involved in launching the business from start-up, Catriona was responsible for client strategy, marketing and business development and was awarded ‘Business Manager of the year’ by the REC industry body in recognition of the business’s successful growth. Catriona has also worked in commercial roles in the FMCG sector for L’Oreal and Legal sector for Freshfields.


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 taking place between 30 June – 2nd July.

For more information on the conference, a copy of the agenda, or to register for any of the 10+ sessions available, please visit the event website.