Optimising the legal function: service models for increased efficiency in your business - Roundtable 2016

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Roundtable Workshop: Optimising the legal function: service models for increased efficiency in your business
Date:    Wednesday 5 October 2016
Time:     8:30-10:30am (with refreshments from 8:15)
Venue: Friars House
  160 Blackfriars Road
  London SE1 8EZ
CPD:     2 hours

Businesses are increasingly expecting more for less from their legal teams, and Vicky and Jeremy have recent and extensive experience in innovating legal service provision to provide models which have found success. 

This session will discuss models for increasing the effectiveness of the legal function, examining a blend of internal development and outsourcing options.

Business requirements
  • Role and scope of in-house function
  • Internal or outsourced model
  • Cost versus value
  • Corporate memory and presence

Managing service provision
  • Law firms (panels or preferred firms), legal process outsourcing, interims
  • How to measure successful legal service delivery
  • What makes for a successful partnership
  • Ensuring business culture and legal services fit

Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at in-house counsel wishing to improve their knowledge on service models. 

You can attend the workshop for just £99 + VAT when you book before 31 August, the standard booking price is £129 + VAT.

Past delegate testimonials

''It was good and informative. Small group-round table set-up is good as all get a chance to discuss and learn''
SGH Martineau LLP

''Very useful means of delivering technical updates and practical topics''
Addleshaw Goddard

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Vicky Vicky Lockie
 Assistant General Counsel

Vicky is Pearson's AGC for Strategy and Special Initiatives. Pearson is undergoing significant change as its business transforms; moving from print to digital, from products to services, selling more directly to consumer and into the worlds growth economies, all underpinned by a major restructuring of back office systems designed to simplify business processes.

She was promoted in 2014 to work alongside Pearson’s first global GC to design and build the legal function from the disparate legal teams within Pearson. Pearson’s global legal function comprises of about 150 people, 60% of whom are based in the US, the remainder are spread across 5 continents.

In her current role Vicky leads Pearson's legal operations team with responsibility for implementing a major change programme across the global legal function involving substantial process improvement and new systems for e-billing, contract management and e-signature. She has also created and leads the North America contracts function, a centrally managed ‘shared services’ team of contracts professionals in various locations who support the business and legal function through a focus on value added activities.

JeremyJeremy Hopkins
Legal Services and Technology Consultant
Clerkingwell Consulting

Jeremy has had a long and varied career in leadership, management and marketing of legal practices, spanning three decades in top-tier sets of barristers’ chambers followed more recently by leading roles in two of the most successful and highly-acclaimed new model legal businesses.  He has covered a wide variety of specialist practice areas, industry sectors, client types and geographical markets.
Jeremy is now a freelance consultant focusing on helping businesses select, engage and manage legal services and technology solutions.