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In-house counsel and external legal partners: how to improve the value of legal spend

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Location:
Law Society of Scotland
Atria one
144 Morrison street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EX

CPD Hours: 1hour 30minutes

Can in-house legal departments and law firms really be strategic business partners with organisations and companies? Gain international thought-provoking insights at a CPD and networking event specially designed in-house counsel and external legal leaders.

1.5 hours verifiable CPD

Can in-house legal departments and law firms really be strategic business partners with organisations and companies?

In today’s economy with the future uncertain, everyone is under greater pressure to do better and more with less. While most legal departments and law firms agree that there must be a better way to manage and pay for external legal services, only a few are truly innovating.

Join leading international expert and visiting speaker from Canada Richard Stock of Catalyst Consulting to learn whether your legal department and your law firms can be of strategic value and to ensure that you pay the right price for the services you receive. Richard will share his international insight gained from advising global organisations such as Shell, Heineken USA, Pearson Education, Toyota, National Bank of Canada, TD Bank, and Estée Lauder amongst others over the last 25 years.

In this interactive 90-minute workshop, Richard will discuss

  • How to define the value proposition of your law department and law firms for the company
  • Forecasting the demand for legal services for the next 3 years
  • Features of the law department business plan
  • Heineman’s 5 phases of relationships with law firms
  • Seven measures to save 20% in projected legal spend
  • Practical examples of legal services innovation in a confidential environment
  • Four key performance indicators in legal services

Richard G. Stock M.A. FCIS, CMC, Partner, Catalyst Consulting

Richard has been working with lawyers for many years – first as a client representative, then as a legal executive with a national law firm, and for the last 25 years as a legal management consultant. His practice is focused on corporate/government legal departments. Visit www.catalystlegal.com for more information.

This program will provide you with

  • International insight gained from advising global organisations
  • Ideas and tools to improve the value of legal services
  • Templates and reference materials
  • Short articles of interest
  • Polling of current practices among attendees

This is an interactive workshop incorporating your needs as a participant whenever possible. As an additional advantage, participants can submit questions they would like addressed up to 14 days before the session by sending them to Richard Stock at rstock@catalystlegal.com.

This workshop will be of equal interest to members of legal departments of all types and sizes and to the leadership of law firms. It provides an opportunity to discuss legal management issues with peers.

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Registration and refreshments
  • In this interactive 90-minute workshop, Richard will discuss:

    • How to define the value proposition of your legal department and law firms for the organisation
    • Forecasting the demand for legal services for the next 3 years
    • Features of the legal department business plan
    • Heineman’s 5 phases of relationships with law firms
    • Seven measures to save 20% in projected legal spend
    • Practical examples of legal services innovation
    • Four key performance indicators in legal services

    Speaker
    Richard G. Stock M.A. FCIS, CMC

    Richard has been working with lawyers for many years – first as a client representative, then as a legal executive with a national law firm, and for the last 25 years as a legal management consultant. His practice is focused on corporate/government legal departments. Visit www.catalystlegal.com for more information.

  • 19:00 - 19:30

    Refreshments and networking

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£66.67
 
New member:
£60.42
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£60.42
 
Trainee:
£60.42
 
Unemployed member:
£54.17
 
Non-member:
£72.92
 

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