Many in-house legal functions grow organically in response to the most pressing demands at the time. Yet, this can result in a mismatch between where legal resources are focused and those areas where legal input is most needed.
In this event, we will explore how you can design and deliver a legal service that is effective and valued. We will consider important issues relating to purpose, strategy and planning, operational management. value, recruitment and training and diversity.
We are delighted to have speaking at this session:
Elizabeth O'Neill, General Counsel and Company Secretary at the British Business Bank
Elizabeth has recently taken on the leadership of the Fraud and Financial Crime team in the bank.
She trained and practised as a contentious competition lawyer at a city law firm before moving to the Office of Fair Trading (now the CMA) and then joining the government legal department, where she spent in excess of 10 years, mostly at the public/private law interface.
Elizabeth led an number of legal teams in BEIS and DHSC before joining the British Business Bank in 2021.
Alan Evans, General Counsel at HMRC
Alan Evans is General Counsel and Director General of the Legal Group at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a multi-disciplinary team of 1,500 lawyers and other professionals. He is also a member of the HMRC Executive Committee. Alan has held a number of other senior legal leadership posts in government in the last 12 years - including Legal Director at Defra and BEIS.
Earlier in his career, Alan was a legal adviser to a number of government departments, including the Cabinet Office. Prior to working in government, Alan trained and then practised as a commercial litigator in the City. He is a past member of the Law Society’s European and Employment Law Committees.
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