Interview with GC of Crabtree & Evelyn

Interview with the in-house General Counsel of Crabtree & Evelyn – Katie Power  The UK may be slow to shift from the standard 9-5, but Katie Power recognises the advantages! She expressed her determination in ensuring her team members retain lives outside of their jobs. “I tell them to take a long lunch break and[…]

Clifford Chance launch flexible working commitments

The pilots are part of the firm’s commitment to having a more flexible approach. They are being launched under the umbrella “Clifford Chance Choice”. 2 months unpaid leave Starting from this week, the lawyers who are eligible will be able to apply for two months unpaid holiday during the 2019/2020 financial year. London-based associates and[…]

Eight Things I Learnt from Working In-House: Susan Fetterman

Susan Fetterman is currently the Content Manager for LexisNexis in NYC. She is specifically the CM for the Real Estate module where she is responsible for drafting, developing and editing practical guides in this practice area. She is the former Counsel for White & Williams and former Assistant General Counsel for the School District of[…]

The Best Law Firms for Diversity: Chosen by GC’s

All law firms nowadays discuss their Diversity and Inclusion policies and initiatives; all marketing themselves as being the most committed to diversity. What is proven to be less common-knowledge is what the clients think. Legal Week has interviewed 12 UK General Counsel’s from major companies, including 4 FTSE-100 institutions to see who they think is[…]

Majority of in-house teams will take to AI

A recent global business survey has predicted that well over half of in-house legal departments will have AI systems set up over the next year, with an aim that it will help with analysing and reviewing contracts. US analyst Ari Kaplan Advisors, acting for Seal Software – a supplier of AI-based contract review systems, found[…]

KPMG to launch legal consulting service in the UK

KPMG has announced that they are to launch a legal consultancy arm in the UK in the next few months. The big 4 firm have already begun hiring for it. The practice will be part of the Legal Operations & Transformation Services (LOTS). This team focuses on helping in-house counsel identify ‘technologies, flexible resources and[…]

In-House Training Contracts? The future of flexible lawyering

There are various companies who are authorised to provide in-house training contracts. This type of training differs from private practice as the company you work for is effectively your client. Approximately 500 companies are allowed to offer training contracts in the UK, but these businesses tend to only recruit as and when they are needed.[…]

Contax to be launching their App in 2019

Contax Law have some exciting news – we will be launching our new App in 2019! What is the app for?  We appreciate how busy our CX lawyers lives are. Our contractors are on-the-go people who may not have the time to constantly check our LinkedIn or website for new job postings. So we have[…]

SMCR will not cover Heads of Legal

Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) was implemented in March 2016 by the UK Regulators, namely the FCA and the PRA. The legislation aimed at extending regulatory accountability to senior managers within top banks. This was an attempt to reduce corruption and increase compliance within the UK’s financial services market. In July 2018, the FCA[…]

MoJ network repeatedly crashes across England and Wales

The UK Courts’ main computer network has experienced repeated crashes over the last week. The problems have caused thousands of cases to be disrupted and delayed across England and Wales. The issues affected The Common Platform programme, a shared system between the police, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service and the Crown Prosecution Service. This[…]