Programme

The 2014 CLO Programme
The focus from CLO members has four broad themes as introduced below.

Reinventing the Role of In-House Counsel: Raising Your Profile in the Recovery and Navigating the Next Decade of Law Department Affairs

Driven by the dramatic shift in the manner in which legal professionals practice, value their effort, and deliver their services, there is a new model of creating opportunity that is propelling the profession forward. It is a culture supported by collaborative tools, a flatter global landscape, and an increasingly rapid pace of expert analysis. From accountability and accessibility to competitive advantage and cultivating community, attendees will learn key trends to consider in an ever-changing marketplace. U.S. author and industry analyst, Ari Kaplan, explores how in-house counsel are embracing the value economy and achieving reinvention through realignment. He will offer research-based perspectives from his annual benchmarking reports on the catalysts for change and the techniques that attendees can use to reinvent their law departments and individual profiles in the recovery.











“Many thanks for organizing this excellent session which I enjoyed very much. I am very much looking forward to the next one”










“Venue was excellent, content was excellent. A
great event really fitted with the new exciting direction that Winmark is taking”


Metrics, Decision Analytics. What Legal Functions Need to Know 

“Big Data” & “Decision Analytics” are not words confined to the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook. In-house legal departments large and small are increasingly investing in activities such as ‘data collection’ & ‘data analysis‘ to influence and devise metrics, in order to demonstrate their value, enhance their performance, and improve operational efficiency of the legal function.
This presentation session and panel discussion will share insights and examples of the metrics, benchmarks, tools and techniques that others are using to increase the legal function’s sphere of influence, demonstrate their value and drive change in the organization.
The panel discussion will be chaired by Stephen Allen, Head of Market Strategies DLA Piper International with presentation by Chris Aujard, General Counsel at the Post Office.
Lead Behavioural Change like a CEO – Lessons for Legal

As business complexity increases, the legal function is moving away from the role of 'fire fighter' to 'proactive issue spotter', migrating beyond a supportive role to the board, towards trusted advisor and risk manager. This shift in legal department visibility is compelling the legal function to drive change in the organisation. This session led by Gillian Wilmot, former MD of the Royal Mail and and Lisa Ashe, a Corporate Turnaround Specialist from Alix Partners, will look at:

 • How new CEO’s have gone into companies and transformed the behaviour of staff to turn around a potentially failing business.
• Lessons for the legal department on change management initiatives.
• Dealing with new and interim CEO’s.
• CEO expectations of the General Counsel and team.







“Many thanks for organizing this excellent session which I enjoyed very much. The last two sessions have I think been the best that I have been to and I am very much looking forward to the next one”











Very useful and thoughts provoking, many thanks!”


General Counsel to Non-Executive Director

General Counsel, having added company secretary, compliance and audit to their skill set, ask themselves what is the next stage of progression for us?
Opening the session will be Margaret Casely-Hayford, former General Counsel of John Lewis and now Non-Executive Director of NHS England who will share her personal experience and insight on making the transition from General Counsel to Non-Executive Director (NED).
This presentation will be followed by Shami Iqbal, a consultant from head hunting firm Spencer Stuart who will discuss what companies are looking for in potential NED candidates and how General Counsel can prepare themselves for that move.

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