asb law managing partner joins expert panel on innovation
asb law’s managing partner, Andrew Clinton, is to the join an expert panel for The Economist’s forthcoming conference, General Counsel - Creating value in a disruptive world, 15 October 2015 at Clothworkers’ Hall, London.
Andrew is a keen advocate of applying business tools and models from outside the legal market to the delivery of legal services. Over the last five years in his role as managing partner, his pioneering philosophy has inspired asb law to employ commercial solutions in driving efficiencies through continuous improvement methodologies and effective resource allocation and control.
Following conversations with over 100 corporate counsels throughout the previous two years, in October 2014 asb law published the findings of its research into how the legal function might look in 2020 and the steps that might be taken today to ensure legal teams are ready for the challenges of the future. A copy of the report, 2020 Vision – Transforming the Legal Function, is available to download here.
The report concludes that the next five years will see further radical change driven by on-going pressures on legal budgets, the ever expanding role of corporate counsel, and demands for better alignment with strategy and the delivery of tangible value.
The provision of legal services will however remain the primary function of the legal department, although the mix of work traditionally undertaken in-house and traditionally outsourced is likely to change. With boundaries between the predominant players in the market blurring, increased competition and choice creates opportunities which cannot be ignored by in-house legal teams.
In June 2015, asb law produced a subsequent report outlining key stages in the transformation cycle –Identifying and moving towards your Target Operating Model is available to download here.
For further information on The Economist’s event, General Counsel – Creating value in a disruptive world – visit The Economist website
If you would like to know more about how asb law is helping legal teams transform how they operate, please contact Lyndsey Ratcliffe directly.
Published: 29 Jul 2015