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Leading and managing in-house legal teams

In conjunction with Thomson Reuters, please join us for a discussion led by experienced heads of in-house legal teams, about different approaches to leadership and management, the ones that have worked – or not worked - for them and the ones they have observed in others.

  • Event date: 19 October 2021 02:00 PM
  • Event type: Webinar
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Provided by: The Centre for Legal Leadership and Thomson Reuters

Whether you lead a team or work within one, whether you aspire to lead a team or not, it is always helpful to understand the leadership and management context in which you work, including the focus on delivering the legal service to the clients, especially because you cannot opt out of leadership in anything you do.

In this discussion we expect to explore a range of issues relevant to this important topic, including:

  • What is leadership in an in-house legal context? 
  • Leading through change
  • Can I put off being a leader until I get to a senior position?
  • How do I develop management skills?
  • Leading and managing recruitment and staff development; and 
  • Things I wish I knew before starting out.

Leading the discussion will be our guest presenters:

Rebecca Staheli - Head of Competition Law and Regulatory Law at the BBC

Rebecca has been Head of Competition and Regulatory Law at the BBC since March 2014. She leads an in-house team of competition lawyers advising the BBC on the application of all aspects of competition law, state aid rules and the BBC’s own bespoke regulatory framework which is overseen by Ofcom. 

Prior to joining the BBC, Rebecca led on competition and consumer law advice within the GC function of the Office of Rail and Road and the Civil Aviation Authority. 

Her original training was as a barrister having been called to the bar in 1989. She has a particular interest in coaching and mentoring. She has participated in a number of mentoring schemes at the BBC and beyond. She is also a qualified Executive Coach

Richard Macmillan - General Counsel, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Richard trained in the city, qualifying as an employment lawyer. After some time representing corporate clients, he moved to claimant and trade union work before going in-house with the British Heart Foundation.

After heading up the Legal and Governance team for a few years, he subsequently moved to Moorfields Eye Hospital to become General Counsel.

Together with his team, he advises the Trust on a range of issues, but primarily concentrates on Research and Development and also oversees legal services for Project Oriel, a major construction project for the building of a new hospital and research centre at St Pancras.

To attend, please fill out the registration form below.