Effectively Managing Legal Risk and Preserving Reputation

This practical and interactive 2-day programme will ensure you understand where your organisation is exposed and how you can successfully protect against risk.

6-7 Jun 2019

& 7-8 Nov 2019

GBP 1,299
EUR 1,819
USD 2,026

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Course overview

Legal risk is just part of the jigsaw of risk and reward which business people have to manage. Once an organisation establishes a legal department there can be a tendency for business people to abdicate and the in-house lawyer confiscate the management of legal risk. Poor management of legal risk can impair the prosperity and growth of a business by an accumulation of ineptitude or the drama of a showstopper.

It is undeniable that an organisation will be more agile in today’s demanding environment if it is:

  1. EQUIPPED with a good understanding of the legal implications of actions (or inactions) and the commitments entered into
  2. INVOLVING lawyers in the right things at the right time


Who should attend?

  • In house lawyers
  • Legal affairs directors and managers
  • Senior corporate counsel and advisers
  • Commercial and contracts managers and directors
  • Business development executives
  • Business executives who need a greater understanding of legal risk


A key feature of this seminar is the practical workshop on managing the multiple strands of risk – regulatory, contractual and third party – involved in a data breach/loss.

Programme at a glance...

Day one

Introduction: Striking examples of legal risk- lessons for us all

The top ten areas of legal risk in today’s business environment – early detection and precautionary measures

The full picture of responsibility for regulatory compliance within your business

Managing and identifying legal risk in your business – What does legal risk mean to business people and to lawyers?

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Assessing legal risk in the context of key relationships

Putting a compliance programme in place using competition as an example

Collaborative management of legal risk

Day two

Putting business development on a sound footing

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Designing legal awareness programmes for sales and procurement teams

Managing dispute resolution (including practical exercise)

Managing legal costs as part of managing legal risk

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Responding to a data hack/breach

The implications of getting it wrong with

The importance of readiness

Working together when business preservation is under threat


Mark Prebble

Mark Prebble, during his 21 years as an employed in-house lawyer, has worked for ICI and The BOC Group plc in the UK, and Biogen and SGS in Switzerland. He held the positions of General Counsel at SGS and Group Legal Adviser at The BOC Group plc. Since 1998 when he established Lawyers in Business, Mark has worked with in-house legal departments, providing coaching and support for in-house lawyers, wherever located, on management issues, legal department performance and projects involving raising legal awareness. Mark runs workshops for in-house lawyers in Europe and Asia. He also undertakes project management work for businesses, which have no legal department, and interim management of legal departments. He has written ‘Managing In-house Legal Services’ for Thorogood Publishing and ‘Right in It – where in-house Lawyers should be’.

Richard Norman

Richard Norman is as an international business lawyer. He has worked in Europe, Asia and America for four multinational companies. He held the position of Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs for Dell Inc. from 1993 to 2006, where he built up and managed the 40-strong European legal team from inception as well as establishing the Asia Pacific Legal Department. He was a key member of Dell’s European Management Team and played a significant role in the multi-billion dollar growth of the EMEA business. He was a member of General Counsel’s executive staff and also managed Government Relations issues in individual countries and with the EU in Brussels. Richard joined Dell from Tektronix, Inc. where he was European Legal Counsel based in Switzerland. Previously he worked for Hoover Plc and Grand Metropolitan Plc in London. In addition to working as a consultant for Lawyers in Business, Richard acts as an adviser to a Zurich law firm and leads further education course for lawyers at the Universities of Zurich and Luzern in Switzerland.

Justin Weare

Justin Weare is a partner at Blake Morgan LLP. He is an English law qualified and practising commercial litigation solicitor who advises on complex commercial disputes, often international and multi-jurisdictional in scope. Justin has considerable experience – both at Blake Morgan LLP and at a global law firm where he practised for more than a decade – of heavyweight commercial claims in national and overseas courts and in international arbitration. His broad practice includes shareholder/joint venture, company, contractual, claimant civil fraud, offshore and energy disputes.

Adrian Phillips

Adrian Phillips started his career at Simmons & Simmons in the corporate department where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and insolvency. In 1995, he joined Visa in London becoming General Counsel and a member of the excom of Visa CEMEA in 1996. He subsequently became Head of Risk and Legal Affairs in 2000. In 2006/7, he, together with a team, was responsible for the merger and IPO of Visa Inc on the New York Stock Exchange. Adrian moved to San Francisco in 2007, where he became Deputy Chief Risk Officer and was a member of the excom of Visa Inc. In 2010, Adrian joined Amadeus as Head of Legal IT and Privacy based in Madrid and subsequently Nice. He left Amadeus in the summer of 2014, and was involved in a number of activities including setting up a compliance SaaS company and acting as a special counsel for Jones Day. He is today GC for 441 Trust Company Limited, a company representing the interests of many banks in Europe in relation to their sale of Visa Europe to Visa Inc for c. $20 billion dollars.

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence Brown is a partner in the Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) group at Simmons & Simmons. He has a particular focus on advising both customers and suppliers (including from regulated sectors) on major technology and outsourcing projects. Lawrence also has significant experience of advising clients on international data protection and communications law regulatory projects. He regularly speaks and writes articles on a range of topics, including the proposed new EU Data Protection Regulation, cloud computing, outsourcing trends and the Financial Conduct Authority’s rules on outsourcing.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • CPD certificate of attendance: 11.50 hours
  • General Council of the Bar: 11.50 hours

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6-7 Jun 2019
6-7 Jun 2019 Cavendish Hotel, London GBP 1,299.00
EUR 1,819.00
USD 2,026.00
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7-8 Nov 2019
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  • Klaveness Corporate Services AS
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  • Telekom Srbija AD
  • The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited
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Practical, punchy, challenging. Dealt with right issues in the right amount of detail

Colin Millward, Commercial Legal & Risk Manager, Fabricom Oil, Gas & Power Limited

Interesting content with great presentation and experienced speakers

Elmira Mamirova, Lawyer, Kcell JSC

The course content was brief, direct and engaging which is how I prefer my learning interventions. The speakers were obviously knowledgeable with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. I will definitely recommend the course to colleagues, lawyers and non - lawyers inclusive.

Adeola Adeyanju, Legal Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC

It was great

José Rufino Torija Martí, Legal Counsel, Corporación Medichem, S.L.

Excellent. Engaging and varied speakers. Good practical advice.

Maria Brindley , , Appello Limited

Thoroughly enjoyed the course, the presentations and the speakers

Marleen Haye, Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Buongiorno UK Ltd

Competent and user friendly at the same time

Umberto Musone, Legal Counsel, Ferrero S.p.A.

Very good in all aspects

Ólafur Lúther Einarsson, General Counsel, Vátryggingafélag Íslands hf.

Excellent, experienced speakers who provided practical and useful advice

Clare Marland, Principal Lawyer , Spelthorne Borough Council

All great

Fadi ElJurdi, Managing Counsel, MBC Group

Overall the course was excellent: The content was very relevant, most of the presentations were vivid, practical, and easy to understand, use, and last, but not least, the speakers were excellenced with a clear communication, were humorous, and succeeded in involving everybody. So another "5" for the interactivity level and knowledge sharing with the other participants.

Henrik Rasmussen, General Counsel, VKR Holding A/S

Excellent. Course materials very impressive.

Alison Ford, Barrister, Ignis Asset Management Ltd

It was rich, enriching and has added value to my job description.

Adama Pindar, Senior Legal Officer, Galaxy Backbone Ltd

It was rich, enriching and has added value to my job description.

Adama Pindar, Senior Legal Officer, Galaxy Backbone Ltd

This was excellent and very informative and interactive. I learned great deal by attending this course.

Mekki Abbas Mekki, Legal Advisor , ASTAD Project Management

Good course, practical, enough details, overall impression very good.

franca akue, Managing Partner, Dominion Chambers

Very good. Definitely learnt a lot that I'll be using in my work.

Boma Odu, Legal Counsel, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria

Once again Mark and Richard were fantastic

Joergen Schou, Chief of Staff, University of Southern Denmark

Good course, practical, enough details, overall impression very good.

Malene Stadil, Senior Vice President, Danske Bank A/S

The most useful/ insightful course of this type I've attended in recent years; a pleasant surprise!

Martin Lenihan, Barrister, Skanska UK Plc

I will describe the course with one word: "Excellent"

Okey Ejibe, General Counsel, Computer Warehouse Group Plc

A great opportunity to take time out and discuss management of legal risk and took away some practical guidance from Mark and Richard.

Camilla Waite, Head of Legal & Business Affairs, PPL Limited

Great course that reminds us as in-house lawyers of the need to take positive steps to be identified as a partner in the business rather than an obstacle or check box

Fe Lopez-Collymore, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Guardian Holdings Counsel Ltd

The course was no less than adequate

Ikechi Jim Nnah, Contract Manager, Vodacom Business (Nigeria)

Very good presenters, solid content and enjoyable two days

Sue Renny, , DAS Legal Expenses Insurance

Very well presented and an insightful two day course

Vikki White, Paralegal EMEAI, Afton Chemical Limited