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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

How Does Working In-House Differ from Private Practice?

Working as an in-house lawyer tends to be seen as a very different experience than working in private practice. It is not only the environment or pay that differs, but also the type of work you are doing. As a private practice lawyer, your aim is to generate revenue and income for the firm. In-house[…]

Royal Mail’s General Counsel to join Easyjet

Royal Mail’s General Counsel Maaike de Bie is to join Easyjet, taking the top legal spot in the company come mid-2019. Maaike will replace Daud Khan (partner at Clifford Chance) as General Counsel. She has been a revolutionary counsel for the five years spent working for Royal Mail and is well known for her innovative[…]

Facebook’s General Counsel has now announced is not leaving

Colin Stretch, Facebook’s General Counsel, announced back in July 2018 that he would leave the company at the end of the year. The announcement came in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, at a time when the company was still dealing with backlash regarding the company’s use of private data and the circulation[…]

How to overcome a bad first impression

A New Yale Study Says You Can Overcome a Bad First Impression By Doing This 1 Simple Thing This article was written by Scott Mautz  for Thrive Global and can be found at https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/47744-a-new-yale-study-says-you-can-overcome-a-bad-first-impression-by-doing-this-1-simple-thing We all want to manage impressions of ourselves (except for those who truly don’t care or who appear on CBS’s Big Brother). We don’t[…]

Flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo secures $4.4m for business development overhaul

This article was written by Tom Baker for Legal Business. The original article can be found at: https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/part-of-a-wider-trend-flexible-lawyering-start-up-lexoo-secures-4-4m-for-business-development-overhaul/ Often described as the legal equivalent of Uber, flexible lawyering start-up Lexoo has secured $4.4m in financing to overhaul its global business development. The backing has been led by investment house Earlybird with additional financing from Forward Partners[…]

5 Tips on How to Succeed In-House

This article was written by Caroline Spiezio for Corporate Counsel.The original article was found via: https://bit.ly/2HOiRYI.    In the current business and legal climate, the work of in-house counsel doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. And in times like these, sound advice from those who have been around the block is welcome. On Monday afternoon, a room full of[…]

GCs Expect More Cybersecurity Responsibility

This article was written by Sol Dolor for Australasian Lawyer. The original article was found via: https://www.australasianlawyer.com.au/news/gcs-expect-more-cybersecurity-responsibility-249663.aspx   In-house lawyers are bracing for a bigger role in cybersecurity, particularly compliance, in the next year, according to new data. A survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) reveals that 67% of in-house lawyers expect their teams have more[…]