- September 9, 2019
Practical Law training survey: one month left to share your views
Practical Law’s compliance training survey is still open [survey now closed]. Enter by 8 October 2019 to benchmark your organisation’s own approach and (for UK residents) the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a chance to win one of ten £25 Amazon vouchers (subject to terms and conditions).
- August 7, 2019
Just a bit of box ticking: complete the Practical Law training survey and benchmark your organisation’s compliance programme
The In-house blog has published numerous items on aspects of whistleblowing over the past few years, but whistleblowing’s geekier cousin, training, has received less attention. Training is like rewiring your house when you move in: it costs a lot of money and, when it’s done properly, nobody really notices. It doesn’t generate the headlines that … Continue reading Just a bit of box ticking: complete the Practical Law training survey and benchmark your organisation’s compliance programme →
- June 28, 2019
The turning of the tide? The role of in-house lawyers, and quotas, in tackling gender inequality in the law
It’s been shown repeatedly that diverse workplaces make business sense (McKinsey made the point in its “Women Matter” report back in 2007; a World Economic Forum blog by Vijay Eswaran repeated it in April this year). Yet there is still a long way to go before big businesses will be in a position to challenge … Continue reading The turning of the tide? The role of in-house lawyers, and quotas, in tackling gender inequality in the law →
- June 14, 2019
Not just somebody else’s problem: notes from the launch of the IBE’s Board Briefing on “Corporate Ethics in a Digital Age”
Last week, the Institute of Business Ethics launched its Board Briefing on “Corporate Ethics in a Digital Age”. A wide-ranging panel discussion and Q&A session at the launch event tackled some of the implications of new technology for ethical business practice and emphasised that, despite its novelty and seeming complexity, it should be subject to … Continue reading Not just somebody else’s problem: notes from the launch of the IBE’s Board Briefing on “Corporate Ethics in a Digital Age” →
- December 11, 2017
New legal sourcing toolkit and panel review case studies
Business units in all organisations with a calendar year end are likely looking at the business plans and their allocated budgets for 2018 and wondering how they are going to deliver more with less next year. In-house legal teams are no different and this is a good moment for legal leaders to take stock of … Continue reading New legal sourcing toolkit and panel review case studies →
- October 25, 2017
Through the Looking Glass: contrasting perceptions of the role of the GC in 2017
Winmark and Clyde & Co recently published the 2017 Looking Glass Report. The 2017 report focuses on risk management in the context of a risk landscape which is “increasingly complex, uncertain and difficult to read” – and highlights the role of the GC in assisting their organisation to respond to this changing environment. The report’s … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass: contrasting perceptions of the role of the GC in 2017 →
- October 9, 2017
Counting down to GDPR: key messages from the Thomson Reuters Data Protection Forum
For those wondering how many sleeps are left until the GDPR comes into force, it was confirmed at the sixth annual Thomson Reuters Future of Data Protection Forum, which took place last Thursday, that there were only 161 business days remaining. With the looming deadline in mind, and a reminder in Ardi Kolah’s introductory address … Continue reading Counting down to GDPR: key messages from the Thomson Reuters Data Protection Forum →
- July 19, 2017
Benchmarking your Modern Slavery statement: race to the top
It is now over a year since the first organisations were required to start producing their slavery and human trafficking statements in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, making it possible to assess and compare the large number of statements already published.
- June 28, 2017
Planning for Brexit: results of Practical Law’s in-house survey
Practical Law has published a report on the results of the survey I previously wrote about which sought to examine how in-house lawyers, and the organisations they work in, were approaching Brexit. The report can be accessed here and is also available in PDF format.
- June 5, 2017
Brexit: May round-up
Key developments in May included the European General Affairs Council’s authorisation of the opening of Article 50 negotiations and adoption of the first set of negotiating directives. The European Commission also published draft position papers on citizens’ rights and financial settlement, while the House of Commons Library released a briefing paper on options for the … Continue reading Brexit: May round-up →
- April 21, 2017
Planning for Brexit: Practical Law In-house survey
You may already be aware that Practical Law’s In-house team has compiled a survey with a view to understanding how organisations are reacting to the Brexit vote, but if you have not already participated and would like to do so, you can access the survey by following this link.
- April 6, 2017
The rise of the machines: new technology and its impact on the professions
I have recently attended two events organised by Thomson Reuters. The first was a day dedicated to knowledge management – specifically management of legal know how; the second was devoted to analysis of trends and developments in insurance law. Despite their different subject matters, significant portions of both days were given over to the common … Continue reading The rise of the machines: new technology and its impact on the professions →
- February 27, 2017
Modern employment: back to the future?
On 14 February Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, and his team held the first of ten town hall events designed to gather evidence for the Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices, which was launched on 30 November last year. Fittingly, for a review inspired in part by concerns about the status of those … Continue reading Modern employment: back to the future? →