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Anthony Kearns


Anthony helps General Counsel to enhance the performance and value of the legal supply chain to the organisations they serve.

He believes that in-house lawyers have never been more important than they are now but in-house practice is less sustainable than ever. He will help your team not only perform better but thrive.

Anthony has extensive experience working with the General Counsel and in-house legal teams of many of Australia's largest companies. He also provides individual executive coaching to General Counsel and Heads of Legal. Although he spent the first 10 years of his career working as a lawyer in a number of large law firms Anthony has spent the last 18 years working as a senior executive and consultant in risk management, organisational development, business development and client relationship management.

When working with a client, Anthony first engages the leadership team of the in-house legal function to deeply understand their objectives. He then uses tools such as embedded observational analysis, cultural analysis and user experience interviewing and analysis to deeply understand the current operation and experience of the legal supply chain. Armed with this knowledge, he and his team work with legal teams to agree their purpose and strategy and to design and implement changes which will enhance the value of the entire legal supply chain to the business.  He also works with General Counsel and their leadership teams to build capability in leading adaptive change. 

Anthony is a sought after speaker and facilitator at client off-sites, international conferences and leading law schools including Harvard Law School where he is a regular visiting lecturer and has helped develop innovative courses.