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What does it take to be an ‘influential’ in-house lawyer?

Yesterday I met with Jenny Block (General Counsel at Ofwat) and Chris Fowler (General Counsel Technology at BT Group plc) ahead of a Centre for Legal Leadership webinar on 23 February 2022. Chris and Jenny plan to discuss how the in-house lawyer can ensure that they are involved in the most legally significant areas of their organisation’s business and that they are involved at a time when they can influence outcomes, rather than being seen as a legal “rubber stamp” on decisions already taken.

We talked about how those new to roles in-house can identify the skills they need to influence their organisations from day one, as well as what it takes to develop those skills over a legal career, and to help others do the same. It promises to be a fascinating discussion, and I can’t wait to hear the perspectives of these influential thinkers on this interesting topic. If you haven’t yet registered for the webinar, there is still time to do so up until the day by following this link.

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