Briefing Strategic Leaders event 2019

5 March 2019 | One America Square, London

Build your business blueprint alongside senior leaders in legal

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SPEAKERS

Ernst and Young logo
Cornelius Grossmann
Global law leader, EY Law
gsk logo
Justin Ergler
Alternative fee arrangements and analytics, GSK Legal
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer logo
Laurence Milsted
CFO EMEA+, Baker McKenzie
Bryan Cave leighton paisner logo
David Keers
COO, litigation and corporate risk, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Becca Johansson - DLA Piper
Becca Johansson
International head of operations, real estate group, DLA Piper
DLA PIPER logo
Jana Blount
Legal innovation manager, DLA Piper
DLA PIPER logo
Nicoline Evers
Head of operations -international employment group, DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer logo
David Ford
Global head of procurement, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer
Iain Miller
Partner regulatory, Kingsley Napley
Steven Rowan - RPC
Steve Rowan
CFO, RPC
Mitie logo
Pat Fox
National operations director, Mitie
Mitie logo
Karen Kerrigan
Chief legal officer, Seedrs
Mitie logo
Lisa Unwin
Co-founder, Reignite academy
Parallel mind logo
Nick Marson
CEO, Parallel Mind
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Stuart Lotherington
Senior partner, SBR Consulting
Parallel mind logo
James Allen
founder, Creative huddle
Parallel mind logo
David Aird
IT director, DAC Beachcroft
Parallel mind logo
Russell Smith
Global head of HR, legal and compliance IT, AstraZeneca
Parallel mind logo
Chris Grant
Director - head of relationship management (legal), Barclays
Parallel mind logo
Maria Passemard
Partner & Head of Legal Operations, John Lewis Partnership
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AGENDA

The only event designed to engage and inspire forward-thinking strategy and business focused solutions for senior leaders in top-tier law firms.
8.00
Breakfast and registration
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8.45
Chair’s opening remarks
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JAMES WILSON, FOUNDER, TYLER WILSON
9.00
Morning networking and icebreaker
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Engage in a quick networking game and meet fellow delegates while preparing yourself for a day of peer-lead learning
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FACILITATED BY JAMES ALLEN, FOUNDER, CREATIVE HUDDLE
9.30
Debating the future - the money moot
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Listen to the two sides of the IPO argument make their cases for and against the most significant change taking place in top law firms. We’ll ask you to vote for or against the motion, before and after the debate, through our anonymous polling tool, so you can see if you peers have changed their minds. Will your firm be next?
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THE MOTION: ALL TOP-TIER UK LAW FIRMS WILL BE FORCED TO LIST ON AN EXHANGE TO COMPETE FINANCIALLY OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

FOR THE MOTION: SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED
AGAINST THE MOTION: SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED
10.00
The clients
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Are the key client decision makers still in-house legal teams?
Grill your clients on who else holds the purse strings and what will motivate their decisions in the future in an unscripted Q&A session with no pre-prepared questions.
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CHRIS GRANT, DIRECTOR - HEAD OF RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (LEGAL), BARCLAYS
RUSSELL SMITH, GLOBAL HEAD OF HR, LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE IT, ASTRAZENECA
MARIA PASSEMARD, PARTNER AND HEAD OF LEGAL OPERATIONS, JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP
10.45
Networking coffee break
11.15 - 11.55
Battle briefs
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Hear industry peers share their war stories, with down-to-earth interactive presentations that will give the honest, warts-and-all accounts behind some of the biggest changes in law firms.
Battle brief 1
Ironing out the kinks: lessons learned from the outsourcing of business support services
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• Why some firms are bringing outsourced functions back in house
• Are your outsourced centres delivering on quality as well as cost?
• What can happen when it goes wrong, and how to avoid that
• What’s the true value of outsourced support services?
• What new technologies are emerging and how do they facilitate the outsourced business support model?
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TOP-TIER LAW FIRM OPS LEADER (TBC)
PAT FOX, NATIONAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, MITIE
Battle brief 2
Mergers and the aftermath
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• Why our new business is better than the sum of its parts
• How we used the merger as an opportunity to create a better business model
• Combining cultures, and how this can be the biggest hurdle
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DAVID KEERS, COO, LITIGATION AND CORPORATE RISK, BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER
11.55
Strategy: thinking outside the box - lightning talks
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Speakers get five minutes to deliver an off-script, impassioned speech about where they think firms are getting it wrong.
11.55
Use your in-house procurement team as a strategic weapon
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Why law firm leaders are missing a trick that could improve client relationships
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DAVID FORD, HEAD OF PROCUREMENT, FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERRINGER
12.05
How alternative fee arrangements mean a healthier, happier workforce
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• Why the billable hour is bad for your employees’ mental health
• Getting ahead of new trends in client behaviour and offering a longer-term strategic partnership

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JUSTIN ERGLER, DIRECTOR, ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS AND ANALYTICS, GSK LEGAL
12.15
Why we are using 3% more paper than we were three years ago, and what to do about it
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A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MITIE
12.25
Networking lunch
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14.30
Making intelligent investments
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Will the UK become the global hub for legal innovation, and how can UK based firms capitalise on their investments in tech start-ups?
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KAREN KERRIGAN, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, SEEDRS
13.50
Stream sessions
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Delegates to choose between two streams
Stream 1:
Money and finance
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Fiduciary fun: Understanding the key aspects of core financial data in law firms
•How have the data requirements evolved over recent years?
•Why methods for collating data at firms will have to improve to really understand your firm’s profitability
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LAURENCE MILSTED, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER EMEA+, BAKER MCKENZIE
STEVE ROWAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, RPC
Stream 2:
Technology and change
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Getting IT to deliver the last mile
• Why failing to understand your IT department’s perspective on change will cost you millions
• Ninjas vs samurai: Understanding the protocols of your IT department and the conflicts that arise out of bringing in new technology and innovation
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DAVID AIRD, IT DIRECTOR, DAC BEACHCROFT
14.25
Briefing learning: solution rooms
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A series of rooms headed up by industry experts where delegates can discuss their issues and challenges in a closed-session format
Briefing learning: Room 1
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How we carried out real change at our firm
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BECCA JOHANSSON, HEAD OF OPERATIONS, REAL ESTATE, DLA PIPER
JANA BLOUNT, LEGAL INNOVATION MANAGER, DLA PIPER
NICOLINE EVERS, HEAD OF OPERATIONS – INTL EMPLOYMENT GROUP, DLA PIPER

Briefing learning: Room 2
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Getting under the skin of employee retention and solving your gender pay gap issues
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LISA UNWIN, CO-FOUNDER, REIGNITE ACADEMY
Briefing learning: Room 3
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Regulations: Can you put in a one size fits all set of safeguards?
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IAIN MILLER, PARTNER - REGULATORY, KINGSLEY NAPLEY
Briefing learning: Room 4
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Data rooms: How can firms start to unify and institutionalise their data?
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SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED
15.15
Training time:
Become a more effective senior leader
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• Delivering change, one conversation at a time
• Understanding neuroscience, and how that applies to your leadership style
• Using leading through coaching to retain the best of your talent
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NICK MARSON, CEO, PARALLEL MIND
Training time:
Institutionalising a culture of better client management and business development
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What the client won’t tell you, and how to get to the heart of what makes them choose you
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STUART LOTHERINGTON, SENIOR PARTNER, SBR CONSULTING
16.00
The PM keynote
EY law: applying automation and technology for process-led business
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• Offering the client a more holistic consultative solution to their legal work
• Future legal business: which part of the pie will belong to alternative legal suppliers and big accountancy firms?
• Identifying where lawyers will become redundant in legal service delivery
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CORNELIUS GROSSMAN, GLOBAL LAW LEADER, EY LAW
16.30
Networking drinks and close of conference
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