Getting business engagement on management of legal risk
Boards of directors and business managers need to take primary responsibility for managing legal risk, but they are often tempted to abdicate that responsibility to the legal team. This webinar will look at restoring that responsibility through a collaborative approach to management of legal risk. The session outlined the characteristics of true business engagement and how you might work towards achieving that, taking into account the impact of remote working. Key themes covered were:
- Assessment of legal risk, risk appetite and the need for legal services
- How to deploy resources appropriately
- Raising legal awareness in your organisation
- The process of how legal work is reviewed and prioritised
- Measuring success
You may recall that this event was initially planned as a face to face workshop earlier this year, but this was an interactive online session.
About your workshop presenter, Mark Prebble
Following a successful career as an employed in-house lawyer, Mark founded Lawyers in Business, an organisation dedicated to developing, coaching and supporting in-house lawyers and promoting more effective use of legal services by businesses. Since 1998 he has worked with in-house legal departments, providing coaching and support for in-house lawyers, wherever located, on management issues, legal department performance and projects involving raising legal awareness.
He has written Managing In-house Legal Services – A practical guide, which is published by Thorogood.
During his 21 years as an employed in-house lawyer, Mark worked for ICI and The BOC Group plc in the UK, and Biogen and SGS in Switzerland. He held the positions of General Counsel at SGS and Group Legal Adviser at The BOC Group plc.
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Wednesday 7 October 2020
10.00 am – 11.00 am