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A few busy weeks.....

Learning the lessons, innovating, feeling financial, being part of a forum and feeling underprivileged! And feeling Spark21ish about the future!

As the days shorten the conference season agenda lengthens and, in the past few weeks CLL has been busy!

Bruce was an invited speaker at the workshop that was co-hosted by Thomson Reuters and the Law Society on 13th September. The topic was the future of legal education and Bruce's contribution to an extensive and wide ranging discussion can be found here.

The following week we were part of the RPC contingent at the Legal Week Corporate Counsel forum – this year co-chaired by Justine Campbell and Kerry Phillip. As ever this though provoking event provided a lot of opportunity to discuss topics with peers as well as listening to some very informed and thoughtful speakers. Click here  for more information.

In early October we were doubly innovated as Bruce stood in for Ingrid Cope in a panel chaired by Lesley Wan with Rachael Davidson and Kerry Phillip. The topic was in-house legal innovation and we were delighted to find that a core element of the conversation was the In-House Legal Innovators trade discussion group that Ingrid and Kerry (both award winning innovators) established with our support at the start of this year. The group met a few days later. We also run groups on GDPR (first meeting 25th October), Brexit and imminently for lawyers in Japanese companies – so please ask us for details. Bruce wrote up his notes from the conference here.

Several of our GC authors have extensive public sector in house legal expertise as well as private sector expertise and Bruce was asked to present a paper on legal privilege to  the Public Law Solicitors Association's meeting on 11th October – this is a specialist topic for Bruce as he was the General Counsel of the Legal Services Board. His paper can be found here.

CLL has also been working with RPC's financial services regulatory team and Bruce has done several presentations with Marcus Bonnell (an ex FSA enforcement lawyer) on the topic of how the Senior Managers Responsibility Regime is likely to impact on General Counsel in the Financial Services Sector personally in 2018 meaning that they will probably be personally regulated by the PRA as well as the SRA (gulp!)

A RPC presentation on 6th September which 60 people signed up, lead to invites to speak at the Insurance Insider roundtable on the same topic on 28th September and at the LMA lawyers forum on 13th December.

Bruce was also an invited guest at the Law Society's  Global Legal Centre presentation on 28th September where the Law Society announced the latest innovations in their campaign to market English legal services globally,

Finally we are honoured to have been invited to be part of the opening panel for the Spark21 - Women Leaders In Law conference on the 8 November.

So a lot going on – and we are continuing to use what we learn from what we participate in to strengthen and deepen the quality of the Knowledge section of our website!