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Optimising Relationships for Growth and Success in an ESG Environment

The Modern In-house Lawyer

  • Event date: 01 February 2024 12:00 PM
  • Event type: Webinar
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Provided by: The Centre for Legal Leadership and Globe Law and Business

We are delighted to invite you to a webinar in collaboration with Globe Law and Business, showcasing Ciarán Fenton's new publication 'The Modern In-house Lawyer: Optimising Relationships for Growth and Success in an ESG Environment.'

The book delves into the effective management of relationships for in-house lawyers and offers insights on how client organisations can reciprocate.

The overarching theme emphasises the transformative power of reframing relationships and implementing small changes to impact individual fulfilment, organisational dynamics, and societal contributions.

Key features of this title include:

  • A comprehensive exploration of the evolution of the legal function.
  • Diagnostics and tools for assessing and managing relationships with boards, law firms, and the ESG movement.
  • Strategic approaches to address common relationship challenges with key individuals such as the CEO, CFO, compliance staff, the group GC, and other in-house lawyers.
  • Guidance on mitigating career concerns and handling an overwhelming workload that poses a threat to work–life balance.
  • Insights into the nature of leadership within the context of the legal function.

Joining Ciarán will be:
Jenifer Swallow, Strategic Advisor
Richard Given, Group General Counsel, OpenPayd
Kelly Thomson, Partner at RPC

About the Author:

Ciarán Fenton is a leadership consultant, board evaluator and adviser to CXOs, NEDs and lawyers-as-leaders.

He facilitates high EQ/ESG based decision-making by working with the interdependence between personal and organisational purpose, strategy and behaviour (PSB) of each client board member and their boards. 

Since 2002 he has worked with individuals and organisations – listed, private, third, public - using his model, The Fenton Model®, which is an approach to self-management he has developed over many years of practice that provides senior leaders with the thinking and tools to achieve a small change in their behaviour and that of each member of their senior leadership team by negotiating relationship contracts with them.

During his early career, he held senior business leadership roles at Hachette, ITN, Pearson, and The Guardian Media Group in which he was involved in change programmes.

Ciarán is a mentor at London Business School, a faculty member on Paul Gilbert’s LBCambridge2 in-house counsel programme, and a regular speaker, writer and pamphleteer on board behaviour and performance issues.