Day One: LegalCollaboration – Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Delegate Enquiries

Call Paul Goldie-Jones on tel. +44 (0)7771 500002 or email


50 mins

Registration and networking breakfast


10 mins

Main Agenda

Welcome Comments
The power of collaboration: Why now? An ALM intelligence report

Nicholas Bruch, Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence, US


10 mins

Main Agenda

Chair’s opening remarks

How to make the most out of the STEPS sessions for immediate takeaways (strategy, tactics, execution, pitfalls and status highlights).

Rob Booth, General Counsel, The Crown Estate
Lisa Mayhew, Co-Chair, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


50 mins


Collaboration: A strategic necessity, optional or tactical?

Ensure you have your pen and paper at the ready as our opening keynote is challenged on the STEPS behind beginning, continuing and failing…

Charles Martin, Senior Partner, Macfarlanes
Heidi Gardner, Professor, Harvard Law School
Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG


45 mins


Innovative partnerships: A product of the outdated client and law firm supply model? Is anyone doing anything about it?

This mediation between GCs and law firm partners seeks to understand the reasons behind why GCs are moving away from the law firm as its…

John Malpas, Publishing Director, Legal Week

Janet McCarthy, Group Legal Director, Bupa
Neville Eisenberg, Senior Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Penelope Warne, Senior Partner & Chairman of the UK Board, CMS
Rob Booth, General Counsel, The Crown Estate


30 mins

Networking break


45 mins


Step 1: What do legal in-house departments need to do first, before asking for alliances?

Collaboration is the key to legal departments that run efficiently, mind the bottom line, drive innovative approaches to legal work, solve challenges, and…

Lisa Burton Davies
, Director of Advisory Services Europe, Lighthouse Global

Paul Boyle, Group Deputy General Counsel, Serco
Chris Fowler, General Counsel Technology Transformation, BT Group
Wayne Spillett, Head of Legal – Partner Markets, Commercial Operations and Intellectual Property, Group Legal, Vodafone


45 mins


Step 2: From ego to eco – Are law firms up to “collaborate” and if so, what do they need to do?

As one GC Legal Week interviewed put it, “law firms have all of the internal touch points and data to collaborate and give an all-encompassing service to their…

Ben Wheway
, Deputy Editor, Legal Week

Mike Polson, Partner and Co-Head of Innovation, Ashurst
Dan Wright
, Partner, Osborne Clark

Lee Ranson, Co-CEO, Eversheds Sutherland
Michael Chissick, Managing Partner, Fieldfisher


60 mins

Lunch, network, relax…


35 mins


Step 3: Collabor-vation- What are the innovative options to work with the rest of the legal mosaic?

The legal mosaic is on the move. If law firms are not brave enough to follow the STEPS to collaborate effectively, they may be at risk of…


40 mins


Step 4: Success! Collaborative case studies on how GCs have achieved proven results in 2018

Each case study panelist has 10 minutes to deliver the STEPS they took to create a collaborative partnership and leave the audience with a “how to” roadmap…

Stephanie Hamon, Managing Director, Head of External Engagement, Barclays
Mo Zain Ajaz, Chief Counsel of National Grid Property & Group Operational Excellence, National Grid



Informal networking afternoon (see below for details)

After learning about the practical strategies you need to put in place, delegates break out in to a choice of LegalWorkshops or LegalRoundtables, to further their understanding in the area.

Choose from a 2 hour workshop or a choice of 2, 1 hour roundtables. There will be a networking break at 4pm to get some well-deserved caffeine and fresh air.


120 mins
(plus a 30 min break at 16:00)



Workshop 1: Legal operations: The disruptive ambitions of collaborative operators…

Workshop 2: A beginner’s guide for the future: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and what it can mean for collaboration

Workshop 3: Investing in technology: How to build and benefit from a collaborative tech innovation hub…

– or –


60 mins
(plus a 30 min break at 16:00)


LegalRoundtables Circuit 1

Collaboration amidst global regulations

Collaborating with a tech provider

The disruptive GCs

– and –


60 mins


LegalRoundtables Circuit 2

Collaborating through technology: can the IT geeks save the firm/client relationship?

Creating an internal mindset – Your cultural mosaic

Today’s cyborg: Human/machine collaborations that actually work


End of Day One


60 mins

Drinks Reception


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