Included within the session will be presentations from in-house lawyers who will encourage interactive discussions and a lively Q&A.

Presenters include:

John Rowland 

John joined Network Rail in 2014 and is currently Head of Legal for one of the biggest operational businesses within the company.  John and his team are responsible for all legal support to a business comprising 9,000 employees and approximately 25% of Network Rail’s total assets.  The team’s strategy of “consistently exceeding customer expectations” is advanced by working as partners to the business to proactively support the operations, maintenance and enhancement of the rail infrastructure.

John trained at Dentons as a corporate lawyer, before joining Stikeman Elliott – Canada’s pre-eminent corporate firm.  He moved in-house in 2010, working at a small software and manufacturing company before joining Kier Group plc.  At Kier, John supported the Group GC in procuring the company’s first ever formal panel, a role he has repeated at Network Rail where he was instrumental in the process of designing, establishing and implementing the company’s new unique partnership framework.

Fiona Fraser

Fiona is an employed barrister and member of the Senior Civil Service, currently leading the Strategic Litigation Team in HMRC’s Solicitor’s Office. She is the legal member of a number of HMRC’s formal case and issue governance boards and works at a senior level across the organisation. Fiona has been a member of the Government Legal Profession since 2001 and has extensive experience of working in-house and across government.

The main topics of interest will focus on “the role of the in-house lawyer” and “working across the wider organisation”.

We had originally planned to host this workshop in our London office, but due to the current circumstances we are now running as a webinar starting at 0930 on Wednesday 21 October 2020. The session will run for approximately 2 hours.

If you would like to attend or have any queries please contact us.

Location: Webinar

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