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“Negoti-eight principles?”

By Bruce Macmillan on 19/06/2017

“8” principles on how to be properly prepared, preferably before you start negotiating.

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General counsels - "the what do we do If...?" role

By Bruce Macmillan on 14/06/2017

There is a silver lining for GCs in the current fog of ambiguity - at least for the good ones...

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Mentoring for Success

By Paul Bentall on 01/06/2017

Sometimes overlooked as a great learning and development tool, mentoring can have many benefits for organisations that adopt and encourage it, whether through formal or informal programmes.

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A treaty a day keeps the Brexit at bay - for 3 working years

By Bruce Macmillan on 01/06/2017

Wednesday's FT suggests that there are at least 759 different agreements with 168 countries - of which 295 relate to trade, 202 to regulation, 65 to transport and 49 to customs controls i.e. potentially 611 that may have relevance to any business that buys, sells, staffs from or operates inside and anywhere outside of the UK

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GCs, the "3 Moralities and future proofing your legal advice to the business at election time.."

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/05/2017

GC's are often called the "conscience of the business" – the person tasked with keeping the company's management focused on being "moral". But what is morality?

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Ransomware and the GC: 6 key questions that you should be able to answer

By Bruce Macmillan on 14/05/2017

If you have not been caught out then, for most companies, this will be an issue of "when" not "if". So it might be a good time to self assess your answers to the questions now and get any gaps in knowledge, process and approvals resolved now while there is a current illustration of why it matters fresh in the minds of your team and your management:

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Queens Speech navigating the opportunities for GCs

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/04/2017

Opportunities that may arise from a world where my personal roots in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, London, "residual England" and, even, possibly Cornwall(?!) become increasingly devolved and, potentially, less European over the balance of our working lives.

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(MxA)x(O/T)=E&S: A Formula for Successful In House Lawyers

By Bruce Macmillan on 18/04/2017

Originally published 24 June 2015. This is the first of three blogs to examine how this formula works when applied to the Queen's Speech and why it matters to you to understand these points now while you may still have some time to negotiate budget and resources with your CEO and CFO which are adequate to deal with what is coming.

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Intialisims, Acronyms and Learning Styles

By Bruce Macmillan on 03/04/2017

We face many of the same problems, challenges and chances as each other. But how we learn about how to deal with them… well, that is unique to all of us!

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Communication with Colleagues

By Anthony Inglese on 22/03/2017

Early on in my career I was advising a Government Minister about the risks of a successful judicial review being brought against a decision he was proposing to make. What are the chances of its being successful, he asked?

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