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 on What are the top levers for cost-savings in a legal function?

The global pandemic has triggered a downturn with no precedent. In this volatile environment, legal leaders face unprecedented challenges, including frozen or reduced budgets and headcount, unpredictable workstreams, and strained internal resources. In some cases, clients can no longer rely on small incremental savings over time and are looking at new ways to rethink the way legal services are delivered and providing better services and experiences to their in-house teams and internal customers in the process.

Our expert speakers, joined by a small number of in-house lawyers, will tackle the following questions in a lively and interactive discussion:

  • What are the levers at a GC’s or a Legal Operations Director’s disposal to generate a mix of fast, medium and long term savings?
  • How are these measured and demonstrated to the business?
  • How can legal departments achieve a step-change in the cost-efficiency of the function and unlock value from an increasingly diverse and differentiated legal services market?


Lewis Bowman, Director – Financial Services, Axiom

Lewis Bowman is a Director for Axiom London, helping legal and business teams tackle a range of tactical, strategic and operational legal support issues. He trained as a strategy & operations consultant at PwC for 10 years, advising clients on value-accretive strategies through both mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing business performance improvement. He joined Axiom in 2017 to help grow the London business, and currently partners with Axiom’s largest global clients.

Nicola Dyke, Senior Manager- Financial Services, Axiom

Nicola Dyke is a Senior Manager in Axiom’s Financial Services practice in London.  She works with in-house lawyers to reimagine their teams and optimise legal talent.  Nicola joined Axiom in 2019 from Simmons & Simmons where she practiced as a litigation lawyer for 9 years before switching roles to drive changes to the firm’s key account programme. 

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.