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WHO'S WHO THIS MONTH

Axel Koelsh
Carol Stubbings
Global head of people and organisaton, PwC

Up front:
What's on your whiteboard?
p9

Axel Koelsh
Louise Hadland
HR director,
Shoosmiths

Opinion:
Stakes of mind
p11

Axel Koelsh
Stuart Barr
Chief strategy officer,
HighQ

Industry views:
Task masters
p40

Axel Koelsh
Elliot Moss
Director of business development,
Mishcon de Reya

Rear view:
Whats the buzz?
p42

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Nick Jenner
Director of IT,
Ince & Co

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Axel Koelsh
John Salt
CIO,
Keoghs

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Axel Koelsh
Steve Byrne
Information security officer,
DWF

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Axel Koelsh
Neil Attree
Head of IT,
Michelmores

Up front:
Lex pop
p7

Axel Koelsh
Sian Keall
Diversity partner,
Travers Smith

Opinion:
Sport support
p12

Axel Koelsh
Lucy Dillon
Chief knowledge officer,
Reed Smith

Up front:
Reading list
p8

Axel Koelsh
Wendy Hirsh
Research fellow,
UCL

Brain training:
Tomorrow's talent, today
p25

Axel Koelsh
Merlin Knott
Vice president for analytics, northern Europe,
SAP UKI

Industry interview:
Value chain reaction
p34

Axel Koelsh
David Milburn
Business development manager for big data and analytics,
itelligence

Industry interview:
Value chain reaction
p34

Axel Koelsh
Katrina Kostic Samen
Managing partner,
KKS

Industry analysis:
Track to the future
p38

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ISSUE IN BRIEF

M

ay  day is often good for a juicy merger – and this month tongues will be furiously wagging following the completion of the mighty CMS, Nabarro and Olswang combination. Meanwhile, the pundits line up to spy a fresh wave of consolidation about to come crashing down on the shores of legal business, as even big names like this need to consider their strategic positions.

Also, we take a look back at Briefings operational leaders in legal, how to manage mindfulness, and how to get better at bringing people together. We also hear from Reed Smith, PwC, Shoosmiths, Travers Smith, Thomson Reuters, Mischcon de Reya and more.

SHARING AND CARING

Businesses are turning to a growing range of new collaboration tools to overcome email overload and promote more project-based, agile and responsive working. Not to mention making work more like checking your Facebook feed and followers. But can they ever replace proper face time?

SMOOTH OPERATIONS

Leaders in all sorts of operational and managerial roles across the legal sector flocked to Briefing Operational Leaders in Legal 2017 in March to discuss what it takes to lead change in a law firm … which turns out to be quite a lot.

ADJUST YOUR AIMS

automation supp imanage

Dan Bodnar, director of product management, and Rob Gitell, senior director of sales for Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, recommend counting your fully loaded cost to run as a profit centre.

Briefing Sept18 Resourcing supp cover
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Smarter resourcing

Is resourcing the key to unlocking an efficient future?
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Legal IT landscapes 2019

Where is legal technology strategy changing as we enter 2019?