Video: In-house legal leaders panel at the Briefing OLIL conference 2014

Video Length: 27 mins 02 secs

'Responding to the changing nature of in-house legal teams and their legal service requirements'


Filmed at the Briefing Operational Leaders In Legal 2014 conference (Nov 2014), this keynote panel features insights from in-house legal leaders at Barclays. Thomson Reuters, Tyco International and Vodafone.

In-house counsel panel discussion:

  • Examining the changing nature of the buyer of the legal services as in-house legal teams grow and require less full service delivery and more real expertise
  • Examining the changing role of in-house lawyers to entrepreneurial, legal-based business advisers who are better at pre-empting problems than private practice partners
  • What are these new clients looking for from law firms and how can firms better support them
  • Client-facing account managers and better management information
  • Partnering with clients and collaborative working with other firms
  • What will the private practice partner's value-add be in the future?
  • Examining the panel process and the restrictions imposed by legal procurement teams

Line up of speakers included:

  • Jonathan Beak, chief counsel - legal, UK and Ireland, Thomson Reuters
  • Sarah Spooner, head of legal, Vodafone
  • David Symonds, VP, regional general counsel EMEA, Tyco International
  • Angela Williams, head of legal, global cash management and debt advisory, Barclays


  • Julia Chain, JSC Associates

Contact the LSN team about Briefing OLIL 2015 via email: or call 0870 112 5058


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