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The accountable Head of Legal/GC

By Anthony Inglese on 31/07/2017

As a Head of Legal in five organisations, one lesson I learned was the importance of clarity about the accountability of the head of legal for “all things legal”.

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Meetings  

By Paul Bentall on 16/07/2017

Whether it’s the daily briefing, the impromptu get together to discuss new developments or the scheduled project review, meetings are an everyday part of life in organisations.

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General Counsel – a toolkit for setting goals and priorities

By Janice More on 10/07/2017

A personal perspective by Janice More, former European GC of Heinz

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3 steps in solving for the human side of issues

By Bruce Macmillan on 28/06/2017

I have been reflecting on several discussions over the past week that have really shown the importance of solving not just for the "factual side" of an issue but also for the "emotional side" as, being humans, how we feel about the way that a problem is solved is frequently at least as important, sometimes more so, than the actual factual solution.

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“Negoti-eight principles?”

By Bruce Macmillan on 19/06/2017

“8” principles on how to be properly prepared, preferably before you start negotiating.

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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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