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General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School: Module 1 - Managing and Leading In-house Legal Teams

Get the essential business, management and non-legal skills needed now
  • This course General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School is bookable by 2 modules;

    General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School: Module 1 - Managing and Leading In-House Legal Teams

    General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School: Module 2 - Interpersonal Skills for In-House Lawyers


    The five-day programme is tailored specifically for General Counsels & Chief Legal Officers who are keen to meet the demands of business leaders who want their lawyers to deliver increasingly client-focused levels of service and continue their evolution as true partners in the business.

    This course will help you to develop valuable commercial and other essential non-legal skills that are essential for the success of in-house lawyers. Designed to be interactive and highly practical, it provides a useful forum for networking, group discussions and sharing of experiences. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and draw upon the extensive experiences of each other and the Course Director.
    By the end of the programme, you will have a clear idea of how to achieve better personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact.


    Who should attend?

    • In-house Lawyers in a leadership role for the first time
    • Senior In-House Lawyers
    • Legal Affairs Managers / Professionals responsible for managing legal services
    • Private Practice Lawyers considering a move in-house
    • Current or aspiring GCs, CLOs, Heads of Legal and Legal Directors
    • Legal Counsel / in-house lawyers in corporates, government or charities, whether or not currently responsible for managing others
    • Private Practice Solicitors considering a move in-house
    • Any lawyer seeking to maximise personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact




  • Day One - People

    Defining the role of In-house Legal
    • Perceptions
    • The commercial context: why have inhouse capability?
    • Purpose
    • Roles & Responsibilities
    • Vision

    Anatomy 101: what makes “good” In-house Legal?
    • What does “good” look like?
    • Needs analysis
    • Alternate structures
    • Achieving a vision
    • Case study

    Legal team building
    • Team Essentials
    • Composition
    • Required Resources
    • Diversity
    • Virtual Teams

    How to recruit for success, inspire and retain
    • Essential Competencies
    • Personal attributes
    • Core Values
    • Personal development
    • Inspiring others
    • Retention strategies

    Leadership: what it is and leadership styles
    • Leadership defined
    • Characteristics
    • Skills and Pitfalls
    • In the In-house Legal context
    • Leadership Styles

    Review and Feedback

    Day Two - Politics

    Cross-functional integration: managing key relationships
    • Collaboration in practice
    • Impacts
    • Benefits and Pitfalls
    • Essentials

    Independence and commerciality
    • Independence considerations
    • Privilege
    • Practical Considerations
    • Technical adviser vs. business facilitator: maintaining credibility
    • Raising commercial awareness of lawyers

    Value proposition
    • Perceptions and expectations
    • Understanding your clients and the business needs
    • Ensuring a quality offering
    • Increasing efficiency
    • “Selling” the service – messaging strategy
    • Gaining management support

    Cost reductions
    • Cost reduction opportunities
    • Non-legal roles
    • Managed services
    • Other initiatives

    Getting best value from external law firms and other service providers
    • Selecting an external partner
    • Tenders, panels and Master Service Agreements
    • Fee arrangements
    • Volume discounts and other benefits
    • Outsourcing

    Metrics; KPIs and efficiency
    • Current practices
    • Types of metrics
    • Management Information
    • Corporate memory, record keeping and internal knowledge management
    • Benchmarking
    • Unmeasurables
    • Feedback on performance
    • Performance goals for external legal providers

    Review and Feedback

    Day Three - Persuasion


    Practical Exercise: Team Challenge


    Effective communication skills

    • Methods of Communication
    • Active Listening
    • Observation Skills
    • Communication Styles
    • Communication Considerations

    How to write effectively for business
    • Effective writing techniques
    • Check Style
    • Checklist

    Influence and the power of persuasion
    • In-house Legal influence challenges
    • Essentials
    • EI – recap
    • Best negotiation practices
    • Ciandini’s Six Principles of Persuasion

    Raising the legal bar within the business
    • Identify need
    • Strategies
    • Tools

    Refresher: Corporate Governance
    • Why it matters
    • Purpose
    • Limitations
    • Checks and balances
    • How the inhouse team is instructed/used?

    Risk Management
    • Risk framework roles and remit
    • Organisational risk appetite
    • Consistency – enhancing and standardising approach
    • Likelihood and impact assessment
    • Risk Categories
    • Risk reporting
    • Mitigation and escalation
    • Common issues for In-house Legal

    Clinic: To discuss issues raised by participants


    Recap: Best In-House Practices



  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Kelli Read

    • A practical real-world curriculum of both personal and professional skills for empowering in-house lawyers to respond and meet the demands of business leaders to deliver value to their organisations


    Kelli Read is an experienced and versatile general counsel with an extensive background in finance, M&A, corporate, commercial, contractual and risk management matters, gained over 25 years’ global experience in a variety of environments. Kelli has worked in both the public and private sector, in private practice and in-house,– in legal, business and leadership roles - including law firms (King & Wood Mallesons, Herbert Smith Freehills), investment banking (Nomura International), financial services (RBS Group/WorldPay & BNY Mellon), private equity (Terra Firma Capital Partners & GI Partners), a non-departmental public body (QCDA), professional services (PwC & AlixPartners), technology services (SQS Group and Shift Left), higher education (The University of Law) and as an executive (Commercial Director) in portfolio business operations in the healthcare and education sectors (Cambian Group).Kelli was born in and was first qualified and practised in Australia. She was later admitted as a UK solicitor in 1992 and has lived and practised law in the UK since 1996. Kelli is London-based and balances a portfolio career working as a general counsel adviser to SMEs and as a consultant to in-house legal departments, specialising in the training and coaching of lawyers and teams, developing strategies and building skills for better personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact. Kelli has a particular interest in legal team assessment, team building and leadership coaching. She is accredited in individual (Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue®) and team emotional intelligence assessment (Team Ei Survey) and was recently certified in the Bates Executive Presence Index (ExPI™) assessment tool.Kelli is an engaging presenter who challenges participants to think critically about how to meet the complex challenges faced by in-house counsel and what the legal department should be considering and doing to tailor itself to and be aligned with business needs.


London Marriott Hotel County Hall

The course will take place at the London Marriott County Hall.

The map attached details some of our most frequently used venues.