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Making the case for extra resources

By Pavel Klimov on 17/07/2018

My advice is to start by doing the necessary background work. Gather data on your existing resources, their activities and levels of utilisation.

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Contracts advice and training

By Bruce Macmillan on 11/07/2018

Training is a critical element of any compliance programme and with the increased emphasis placed on robust compliance programmes by enforcement authorities, it is important that you get it right.

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Gender recognition

By Rachel Reese on 01/07/2018

When the Gender Recognition Act passed in 2004, it was thought to be a state-of-the-art piece of legislation.

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Dispute resolution: what do clients really want?

By Andrew Hildebrand on 10/06/2018

A more efficient way of getting disputes resolved effectively, while minimising waste, including time and money.

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Why it's critical to get to know your IT function

By Steve Bynghall on 29/05/2018

When things don’t go right, IT functions often get the blame. This can lead to (unfair) negative perceptions of the IT department and even misunderstandings between IT staff and other support teams.

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Jargon: fluency an advantage, but should it be essential?

By Howard Smith on 20/05/2018

Here, we look at office jargon – where it comes from, why people use it and how some of the most commonly used examples translate into plain English.

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The lawyer in the room!

By Paul Bentall on 15/05/2018

Overcoming fixed ideas about you. If you're new in an in-house legal role, it can come as a surprise to realise that the knowledge and skills you worked so hard to build and develop are not always an instant hit with your non-legal colleagues. Indeed some of them can (sometimes) appear downright unappreciative!

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The chatbots are here

By Steve Bynghall on 08/05/2018

When we wrote our knowledge article about “law bots” we covered several examples of start-ups such as LawBot, Do Not Pay and Billy Bot. Like with many emerging technologies and start-ups, the path has not necessarily always been smooth – LawBot is no longer active for example although the founders are working on a different legal AI related project.

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General Counsel 2023 – what will the role look like then?

By Paul Bentall on 01/05/2018

A look at the potential for change in four areas within the GC’s job profile.

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The value of good legal skills for in-house lawyers

By Paul Bentall on 15/04/2018

This article looks at (some) of these skills and considers why they are valuable and deserve to be built on and developed over the course of a career.

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