The Benefits to working in-house

Greater Variety of Work In-house lawyers get the benefit of being exposed to a greater variety of work. Whereas in private practice, the difference is that you would be situated within a specific practice area/department (with the exception of a few law firms – Jones Day comes to mind). Working in-house can give you more[…]

EY’s legal march stepped up with outsourcing acquisition

A member of the big four accountancy firm EY took a step worthy of attention towards the legal market with the acquisition of a legal process outsourcing business from Thomas Reuters. On Wednesday the 3rd of April, it was confirmed by EY that an agreement to purchase the Pangea3 Legal Managed Services business was set[…]

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[…]

SRA have dropped plans to reduce PII minimum to £500,000

The Solicitors Regulation Authority earlier this year planned to reduce the minimum cover of PII from £2 million to £500,000, after failing to do so back in 2014. However, it was confirmed earlier this week that these plans have again been put on the back-burner, with changes to the compensation fund and other more urgent issues[…]

Over 1,000 lawyers embrace remote-working ‘gig economy’

This article was written by John Hyde for the Law Gazette and can be found at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/over-1000-lawyers-embrace-remote-working-gig-economy/5068266.article More than 1,000 lawyers in the UK now work remotely in practices outside the traditional firm environment, new figures suggest. Research by accountants and business advisory group Hazlewoods showed the number of lawyers working for so-called ‘platform’ firms has[…]

AI tool ‘will help in-house counsel decide on disputes’

This article was written by Max Walters for the Law Gazette and can be found at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/city-firms-ai-tool-will-help-in-house-counsel-decide-on-disputes/5068213.article Transatlantic firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has introduced a tool that implements artificial intelligence to evaluate legal risks in the early stages of disputes and investigations. The firm said its ‘Clear/Cut’ model brings together data including machine learning[…]

Top tips for tackling a corporate crisis: Advice from GC’s who’ve been there.

This article was written for Legal Week and can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/10/18/top-tips-for-tackling-a-corporate-crisis-from-gcs-whove-been-there/?kw=Top%20tips%20for%20tackling%20a%20corporate%20crisis%2C%20from%20GCs%20who%27ve%20been%20there&et=editorial&bu=CorporateCounsel&cn=20181019&src=EMC-Email&pt=DailyAlert Senior lawyers from Rolls-Royce, Tesco and BT on how to cope in a time of crisis. Legal Week recently spoke to Rolls-Royce general counsel Mark Gregory, Tesco GC Adrian Morris and former BT GC Dan Fitz about how they dealt with being at the centre of a corporate crisis. Here, they set[…]

Law firm experience boosts in-house pay

This article was written by Monidipa Fouzder for the Law Gazette. The original article was found via: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/in-house/law-firm-experience-boosts-in-house-pay-report/5066856.article A couple of years’ experience in a law firm could result in a better overall pay package for in-house lawyers than going straight into an in-house role, latest sector research by a major international body suggests. The Association of[…]

In Germany, Risk Management Needs Prompt Law Departments to Keep Work In-House.

This article was written by Phillip Bantz for Corporate Counsel on September 10, 2018. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/09/10/in-germany-risk-management-needs-prompt-law-departments-to-keep-work-in-house/ Growing concerns about risk and transparency have been driving German companies with international footprints to rely more heavily on their legal departments. And when the companies have to use outside counsel, the work is[…]