26 September – Acritas; Gender pay gapWe are collaborating with Legal Research experts Acritas to discuss the gender gap in pay and means for levelling the playing field and driving change. Focus will be on attracting and retaining female talent through positive company values and processes to management skills and how these can be embedded within the in-house team. Panel details will follow soon.
9 October – Alternative Dispute ResolutionThe evening will look at the range of ADR options available to GCs and in-house lawyers and consider the pros and cons of each and practical steps involved. Andrew Hildebrand leading UK independent mediator, with previous roles heading up business and legal divisions for media and entertainment companies, including Channel 4 and FilmFour will discuss not only formal mediation but also the cost of getting it wrong and impact on relationships and reputations. The Panel will be chaired by Paul Bentall, ex GC Financial Ombudsman Service and Advisory Panel member.
27 November – An Evening with Bjarne Tellmann
Bjarne Tellmann, GC and Chief Legal Officer of Pearson and author of the successful and much publicised book "Building an Outstanding Legal Team: Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel". Will be joining us to discuss in depth 'warts and all' his learnings gained during his time in-house from his time at Kimberly-Clark, through travelling the globe with roles at Coca-Cola to the present day. The evening will be styled as an interview with interactive Q&A.
All events will take place in London.