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30 minute film

Commercial awareness for in-house counsel – A bitesized guide

In-house lawyers need to be able to understand the bigger jigsaw picture of risk and reward and not just focus on the legal risk piece. It is already challenging to keep abreast of legal developments, but you need to make a conscious effort to acquire commercial awareness and develop your business skills.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Understand your organisation, the sector in which it operates and the context of transactions
  • Demystify jargon
  • Gain confidence when the ‘numbers’ are being discussed
  • Make contributions which are appreciated
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9 April 2019

Adopting a project management approach to regular work

It is relatively rare that in-house lawyers are asked to lead projects (outside the legal team), however it is very common that they find themselves involved in a project which is not well managed. Understanding the basics of project management not only boosts the contribution you can make in any project, but also provides you with the means to work more efficiently to reach the desired outcome in the matters you are handling.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • The basics of project management
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Avoiding covert project management
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15 May 2019

Managing a ‘dotted reporting line’ – both ways

Having a functional responsibility for the activities of lawyers, who are not your subordinates, can mean accountability without authority. What does a dotted line relationship mean anyway?

As a member of a legal team with dual reporting to your business executives and the head of the legal function, how do you avoid a clash of allegiance and manage upwards?

This webinar will provide you with ideas on how to make the most of reporting lines, covering

  • Promoting and accruing the benefits which functional leadership can deliver
  • Putting sustained effort into the triangular relationship
  • Reconciling dual allegiance
  • Getting the balance right between loyal subordinate and assertive professional
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30 minute film

Collaborative working – A guide for in-house lawyers

It is important for the leader of a legal team to develop a collaborative relationship with other important business functions such as finance and HR, but all members of the team have a part to play in making sure that the complexities of those relationships are well managed.

This webinar will explore all the aspects of collaborative working with other functions in your organisation.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Understanding what other functions expect of the legal team as a ‘sister’ function
  • Clarity about the expectations which other functions have of the legal team as a provider of advice and support to them
  • Getting support and cooperation from those functions
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