In-house on-demand webinar

Webinar: Machine + Human: How advances in AI technology can be leveraged by in-house teams to drive efficiency

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. Every organization is now grappling with combing through massive amounts of internal data to respond to internal investigations and the relentless onslaught of DSARs. As data volumes continue to grow and data sources increasingly diversify, this process will be only become more expensive and time-consuming, swallowing up valuable internal resources at a time when in-house teams are already being asked to do more with less. Advancements in AI and analytic technology can now be leveraged to overcome some of these challenges.

Webinar: Legal tech: regrets, wins and career-defining moments

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 pandemic will generally be remembered as a time of introspection, of looking back and analysing some of our decisions. In this session, a number of seasoned tech connoisseurs will look back at their long-standing affair with legal tech, revisiting some of their decisions and candidly sharing what they would do differently. Panellists: Kenny Robertson, Head of Outsourcing, Technology & IP, NatWest Group Jamie Fraser, CEO and Founder, NineNineSix Solutions Scott McVeigh, Industry Principal, Onna   Moderator: Catrin Griffiths, Editor, The Lawyer

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

Webinar: Horizon scanning: Corporate risk and compliance in 2021 – managing the regulatory burden

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.   An ever-evolving regulatory landscape means that companies are faced with an incredible amount of compliance for their legal team to manage. With the addition of a potential general ‘failure to prevent’ corporate criminal offence on the horizon, and the perennial ‘do more with less’ challenge, how do you stay on top of regulatory challenges?

Webinar: How do we move the dial on diversity and inclusion?

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.   There is an undeniable focus on D&I in the legal community, with most firms and in-house teams committed to driving change in this area. But sometimes change happens too slow, with too few meaningful outcomes. To truly move the dial on diversity and inclusion, it takes leaders within the industry to be determined on making a real impact and lead by example. How can we lead and change a fundamentally structural problem?

Webinar: “People First, Then Lawyers” – Bringing the O Shaped Lawyer to Life

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 O Shaped Lawyer Programme exists to make the legal profession better – for those who work in it, for those who use it, and for those entering it.  We are advocating for a transformational change to the skills and culture of the legal profession from legal education right through to leadership, putting people front and centre of our vision for change.  It’s an ambitious vision, but one that has been making waves across the industry over the last 2 years. In this session Dan Kayne, Founder of the O Shaped Lawyer Programme, will be joined by John Skelton (GC Shared Services and Group DPO at Centrica) and Sarah Millington (Divisional Legal Director at Capita) to share the progress of the programme, their experience of the O Shaped Lawyer pilots and to discuss the future of the O Shaped Lawyer.

Webinar: The role of lawyers in shaping the future and “building back better” and smarter

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. Everyone agrees that things should be different after the pandemic. What part can lawyers and their legal teams play in making things better and shaping the future? Has COVID temporarily stopped the way we used to do things, or will it mark a more fundamental change? The UK Government and businesses are developing a “build back better” agenda. Watch this session to find out how our panel has been responding.   Panellists: John Abramson, General Counsel, Europe, Travelers Nick Grant, Director of Legal Services, Sainsbury’s Nathan Butler, General Counsel Group Legal, Lloyds Banking Group Moderator: Mark Smith, Director of Strategic Markets, LexisNexis  

Webinar: Is ESG the opportunity GCs have been waiting for?

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. With ESG assets now reaching more than $30tn globally and expected to grow significantly, it is safe to say ESG will play a major role in defining the future. The rise of focus on ESG is so prevalent that it is bound to become a key performance driver going forward and businesses need to factor it ineffectively. While Legal isn’t automatically involved in these discussions, GCs will not have a more powerful opportunity than this to be at the front and centre of things while promoting a worthwhile agenda.

Webinar: Re-evaluating and justifying your purpose as a business

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 notion of purpose has been turbo-boosted by COVID-19 and the renewed focus on social injustices, highlighting the need for introspection and asking about your purpose as a business. With so many companies going through difficult financial times and having their business models completely thrown out the window, it’s never been more important to have a clear answer on what you do, why you are doing it and how you would do that differently in the future.

Webinar: Managing geopolitical risks and what the resurgence of nationalism will mean for businesses

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.   COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability and weaknesses of an already fragile international system. The pandemic has further proved that globalisation is in reverse, with business leaders expecting nationalism to become a dominant force in the countries where they operate, affecting everything from supply chains to location decisions and the regulatory climate. As a new global order is starting to emerge, reshaped by the pandemic and leading to permanent political and economic power shifts, British journalist, author and broadcaster, Tim Marshall discusses how the world will look like post-pandemic and what changes we can expect.

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Webinar: Finding your voice: empathy, confidence and assertiveness in the workplace

This free to watch webinar on the role of empathy, confidence and assertiveness in the workplace, and at gender biases in the legal industry was part of the virtual conference Managing Risk and Litigation that took place on the 18-19 November. Complete the fields below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion. The webinar features 4 inspirational women working in litigation and the lessons they have to share with the rest of the industry, with the discussion moderated by The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths. Empathy, confidence and assertiveness should not just be the burden of women. Nevertheless, there are particular traits that seem to be associated with gender and an expectation that all women must have the impostor syndrome. In fact, the panel stresses how the idea that all women “are going around feeling like they’re incapable of doing their job effectively” can be quite damaging. Other interesting concepts discussed in this webinar include the notion of “guarding your voice” and how it’s all about choice: you are the one deciding when to speak, but also when to be silent. Often for those with an impostor syndrome, the issue is about making the choice not to speak when they know they should speak. “So don’t hold back, because you will have something important to say, something highly relevant that needs to be factored into the decision making”.  And if people don’t really want to listen to your advice, it’s because it might be difficult advice to take on board, and not a reflection on you as an individual. Speakers: Carol Paton, Head of Litigation & Investigations, NatWest Claire Darwin, Matrix Chambers Chinwe Odigboegwu, Senior Commercial Legal Manager & Secretary, Diversity and Inclusion Board, Guinness Nigeria Charlotte Digby, Chief Counsel – Litigation and dispute resolution, Rolls-Royce   Moderator: Catrin Griffiths, Editor, The Lawyer  

Webinar: Managing hearings and trials more efficiently with technology

This free to watch webinar on how the legal industry has embraced the “tech revolution” of 2020 and the challenges of virtual hearings was part of the virtual conference Managing Risk and Litigation that took place on the 18-19 November. Complete the fields below to access the 40-minute recording of this discussion. Virtual court hearings and trials are concepts that at the start of 2020 seemed futuristic to most of us. But the last 9 months have shown us that the technology is there, and the issue is mostly with culture and our willingness to embrace change. So, what are the permanent long-term changes we can expect from this year’s tech revolution? Can technology truly make things more efficient? Watching a screen all day is quite different from being in the courtroom. It is almost impossible to pick up the nuances, and there are genuine concerns when it comes to witnesses not being in the same room, despite the fact that it has been commonplace in English trials for a while now for certain witnesses to give their evidence by video. The conclusion is that we should expect a more institutionalised change around the optimal way of running a trial, now that we’ve seen what can be achieved through the use of technology. Watch the full webinar for further thoughts and predictions from Sir Nigel Teare, 10 Fleet Street and Dorothy Cory-Wright, Partner at Dechert.