Registration and Refreshments
Introduction and Opening RemarksIntroductory remarks from Paul on what will be a workshop-led, intimate event sharing best practice and case studies between in-house counsel and related professionals.
Managing Director, EPG Economic and Strategic Consulting
Current trends in legal innovation: Survey results and case studies from the UK, EU and USThis session will cover the key current trends in innovation across the legal and regulatory/compliance sector, from trends in technology, organisation, pricing, role, process and so on. It will uniquely compare and provide insights and case studies from different markets, including the UK, US and EU.
This session will give an overview for in-house counsels on what 2018 brings with it, and the key economic risks and opportunities to consider for the coming years. It will also provide an overview of a special in-house lawyers’ survey conducted by Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP on innovation in the legal sector.
Case studies: The Law Society, EE, RBS LegalCase studies on in-house counsel sharing their experiences of introducing and managing change, and innovation, in their organisations.
Case study 1: Sophia Adams-Bhatti will talk about trends and challenges in the in-house setting driven by technology, and impacts on firms and future models of delivery. Sophia gives her perspective from a practitioner heavily involved in legal and reg tech, AI and ethics, and innovation.
Case study 2: Matthew Redding was a Legal 500: GC Power, Rising Star (2017) and says one of the best compliments he received was from his last CTO, who said “Matthew, we like you because you are not a real lawyer.”
This presentation covers Matthew’s experience in establishing an effective legal function attuned to the business strategy and aiming to deliver high value legal advice. It will consider the end-to-end approach, how this compares to some of the alternative models (including approaches taken in other parts of the wider BT group), and how the delivery model for legal advice benefits from, and can adapt to, organisational change.
Case study 3: Anupam Razdan has worked at a service provider as well as in-house in eDiscovery and eDisclosure. He applies rigorous in-house evaluation before committing to any new vendor, based on his team’s own in-house research. His case study will cover what this process could look like for an in-house counsel seeking to do their due diligence on new technology.
Coffee and Networking Break
Workshop: Transaction and project problems: How practical innovation can help in M&A and regulatory/complianceThis session will focus on M&A transactions, and regulatory/compliance projects, amongst others. It will consider the potential solutions and innovations that are being used or discussed in the market. It will be a practical workshop session, examining and discussing what technological and project management solutions have been used, what works, and what new tools and practices peers are looking to use more in the future.
Panel discussion: Are lawyers becoming the new VHS and fax machines?This session will be wider than simply considering technological innovations, and will deep-dive into the changing role of lawyers and regulatory experts in the future.
It will address the changes facing the legal and compliance industry structure itself and traditional roles and organisations. It will consider the changing interaction between in-house teams and their external providers, the changing role and organisation of in-house legal and compliance teams, as well changing traditional roles of external law firms.
These changes will include the development of new roles such as project managers, changing fee structures impacting how external law firms are organising themselves, and the growth of alternative and niche non-legal providers.