Building an Outstanding Legal Team:
Author(s): Bjarne P Tellmann
In this practical “how to” guide, Bjarne P Tellmann, General Counsel and SVP of Pearson, draws upon more than 20 years of leading top legal organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States to provide a structured plan for upgrading your legal team in an age of disruption.
Publication date: Apr 2017
Length: 347 pages
Business Thinking in Practice for In-house Counsel
Author(s): Catherine McGregor
Business Thinking in Practice for In-house Counsel: Taking Your Seat at the Table takes a practical look at key concepts from influential business theory and illustrates how these are applicable to managing or working in an in-house legal department.
Topics covered include purpose, culture, talent and innovation, all of which intersect to provide the structure and framework for legal teams to create a competitive edge. Each chapter features an interview and case study with a general counsel and/or legal team to demonstrate how business concepts can be used in-house most effectively.
Publication date: Aug 2020
Length: 423 pages
General Counsel in the 21st Century:
Consulting editor(s): E Leigh Dance and Christoph H Vaagt
Edited by E. Leigh Dance and Christoph H. Vaagt, the second edition of General Counsel in the 21st Century offers general counsel and all in-house legal professionals a variety of expert perspectives on the evolution of the role of the GC and the corporate legal department. Chapters are written by an international group of well-known general counsel, corporate legal leaders, and other experts, and cover important topics for general counsel today, including legal operations, how adaptive legal functions are embracing technology, managing change, and doing more with less.
Publication date: Dec 2022
Length: 187 pages
Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer
Author(s): Ian White, Simon McCall
Managing and Developing Your Career as an In-house Lawyer by Ian White and Simon McCall is a companion to their report Your Role as General Counsel: How to Survive and Thrive in Your Role as GC. It seeks to provide practical ideas and tips on how a busy in-house lawyer can actively manage their own development. The aim is to help them perform more effectively in their current role and also prepare them for promotion or a move elsewhere.
Publication date: May 2023
Length: 80 pages
Smart Collaboration for In-house Legal Teams
Author(s): Dr Heidi K Gardner
In-house legal teams are under more pressure than ever to add value to their organisations. This Special Report combines the rigour of Harvard research with a pragmatic focus based on input from hundreds of General Counsels, in-house lawyers, CEOs and board members to show why and how legal teams work across silos – what we call ‘Smart Collaboration.’ It includes the business case, practical tips, case studies and tools to help legal teams master the four essential ‘vectors’ of collaboration.
Publication date: Apr 2020
Length: 144 pages
The In-house Counsel Compliance Companion
Author(s): Tracey Calvert
In-house counsel must be able to identify and comply with the non-negotiable regulatory and ethical duties expected of them by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This book provides guidance on essential regulatory and ethical knowledge. The challenges of in-house practice are discussed with commentary on the tensions that might exist such as when the business is global or when business risks are not managed properly. It contains contributions from thought leaders and experts, and case studies and examples of disciplinary action are used to support your understanding of this essential topic.
Publication date: Jul 2021
Length: 224 pages
The Modern In-house Lawyer:
Author(s): Ciarán Fenton
This book shows how in-house lawyers across the world can better manage their relationships with themselves and others, and how their client organisations can reciprocate. The main theme throughout is that reframing relationships, and then making small changes in them, can together have a big impact on individual fulfilment, organisations and society. Written by Ciarán Fenton, it provides in-house lawyers at all levels, members of the c-suite and private practice lawyers with the principles, tools and models to manage their key relationships and enhance their work.
Publication date: Oct 2023
Length: 160 pages
Your Role as General Counsel: How to Survive and Thrive in your Role as GC
Author(s): Ian White, Simon McCall
By guiding you through the first 100 days in a significant role, this Special Report seeks to address some of the challenges of the demanding role of General Counsel. It will show you how to navigate between acting as wise counsel to management while leading your team successfully. It is a must-read for any current or aspiring GC, in-house legal teams, HR directors, CEOs and private practice lawyers who wish to know what to expect from the in-house teams.
Publication date: Mar 2021
Length: 123 pages