What do internal clients want from their lawyers?
Our friends at Juro have produced some interesting findings on what the business really wants and needs from legal. Juro’s CEO, Richard Mabey, is here to share their learnings…
The opportunity of legal data: how metrics can transform your team
When people think about data, they tend to over complicate it. Imagining huge spreadsheets filled with numbers and formulas and graphs. However, simple, high-level data has the ability to make a huge impact with very little effort at all. Just tracking a handful of key metrics arms you with a wealth of data which can help you identify your point of leverage and realise massive efficiencies within your department.
Considerations for legal teams choosing a new European hub post-Brexit
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a truly unprecedented year. We’ve had a lot on our plate: remote working, economic anxieties, and social connectedness to name a few. But if you’re a UK-based business accessing the European Union, you also need to be thinking about… Brexit. (more…)
How BAU work blocks legal from being a strategic asset
Two things GCs tell us they care about:
- Making time for what matters most in a legal department
- How to be a strategic partner to the business
What makes these things such a challenge for GCs and how are they related?
Shaping your personal brand as a general counsel
You might think “branding” is something that should be left to the marketing department.
But whether you like it or not, you’re already creating a personal brand for yourself in; your leadership style, your communication with your colleagues, the work you produce and even your social media posts.
How to make time for the work that matters most
Many in-house counsel wish they could spend more time on the work that matters most.
And research shows they’re not alone. A recent study by the Harvard Business Review uncovered that “knowledge workers” spend on average 41% of their week on non-value-add tasks that they don’t need to be doing themselves.
Remote working at Lexoo
Like many companies around the world at the moment, at Lexoo we’ve had to become a fully remote company overnight. Although this represents a change from how we’ve been working normally, at Lexoo we’re fortunate to have been experimenting with remote work in some form during the past six years of our operating. We’ve gained some valuable experience which is now proving vital to the continuation of our business.
Legal as a strategic partner to the business
The role of the GC is rapidly evolving, and a vital part of this change is the increasing role of GC as a trusted advisor.
GCs tell us that becoming a strategic partner is among their highest priorities.
Many legal departments want to establish themselves as a strategic function rather than a legal function alone. Taking the initiative to do this will boost your reputation as a dynamic resource that can seamlessly work with the broader business.
Practical considerations for legal teams during the COVID-19 pandemic
With COVID-19 disruption spreading by the day, legal operations managers and in-house legal teams will need to adapt and react quickly. We take a look at some of the practical considerations.
Remote working tips for in-house legal teams
At Lexoo, we’ve long been a “remote friendly” company, with full-time team members around the globe, but for a lot of businesses we’re entering unchartered territory.
As COVID-19 spreads and workers leave their offices and head for home, keeping your team running smoothly may be challenging.