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General counsels - "the what do we do If...?" role

By Bruce Macmillan on 14/06/2017

There is a silver lining for GCs in the current fog of ambiguity - at least for the good ones...

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Mentoring for Success

By Paul Bentall on 01/06/2017

Sometimes overlooked as a great learning and development tool, mentoring can have many benefits for organisations that adopt and encourage it, whether through formal or informal programmes.

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A treaty a day keeps the Brexit at bay - for 3 working years

By Bruce Macmillan on 01/06/2017

Wednesday's FT suggests that there are at least 759 different agreements with 168 countries - of which 295 relate to trade, 202 to regulation, 65 to transport and 49 to customs controls i.e. potentially 611 that may have relevance to any business that buys, sells, staffs from or operates inside and anywhere outside of the UK

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GCs, the "3 Moralities and future proofing your legal advice to the business at election time.."

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/05/2017

GC's are often called the "conscience of the business" – the person tasked with keeping the company's management focused on being "moral". But what is morality?

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Ransomware and the GC: 6 key questions that you should be able to answer

By Bruce Macmillan on 14/05/2017

If you have not been caught out then, for most companies, this will be an issue of "when" not "if". So it might be a good time to self assess your answers to the questions now and get any gaps in knowledge, process and approvals resolved now while there is a current illustration of why it matters fresh in the minds of your team and your management:

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(MxA)x(O/T)=E&S: A Formula for Successful In House Lawyers

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/04/2017

Originally published 24 June 2015. This is the first of three blogs to examine how this formula works when applied to the Queen's Speech and why it matters to you to understand these points now while you may still have some time to negotiate budget and resources with your CEO and CFO which are adequate to deal with what is coming.

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Queens Speech navigating the opportunities for GCs

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/04/2017

Opportunities that may arise from a world where my personal roots in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, London, "residual England" and, even, possibly Cornwall(?!) become increasingly devolved and, potentially, less European over the balance of our working lives.

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GCs - are you future proofing your business?

By Bruce Macmillan

A look at some of the issues General Counsels need to grapple with to keep their organisations future proof.

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Counsel Sourcing - sharing your knowledge and experience!

By Paul Bentall on 22/03/2017

The modern GC is forever being reminded that, as a 21st century legal leader, they need to be strategic, commercial and innovative.

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Resolving commercial and private client disputes involving business partners and family members

By Andrew Hildebrand on 27/11/2018

Partnerships and family businesses often face the same challenges other businesses face but, because a different sort of personal relationship exists in a partnership or a family business, different considerations apply, especially when things go wrong.

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