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Listen Challenge Debate Series 2023

This series of virtual free sessions shares insights with GCs and Heads of Legal across industry sectors

You can register for one session, or all of them, by clicking the appropriate button or buttons. Please remember that you have to complete a registration form for each session that you want to attend.

Run legal as a business: demonstrating the value of legal in a recession

Wednesday 15 March 17:15 – 18:00 GMT

As the demands on in-house teams continue to grow, we discuss the steps GCs can take to truly partner with the business to drive value.

This session will be hosted by Janet Taylor-Hall, CEO of Cognia, Kristian Laingchild, Deputy Group GC at Nationwide, and John Abramson, an experienced freelance GC who has held senior legal roles at Travelers and AIG.

John Abramson
Freelance GC

Kristian Laingchild 
Deputy Group GC, Nationwide

Janet Taylor-Hall
CEO, Cognia

A new talent model to enable the legal function that drives business growth

Tuesday 25 April 17:15 – 18:00 GMT

As legal leaders position their teams to be strategic business partners, we consider the role of effective leadership, embracing technology and collaborating successfully.

This session will be hosted by Kathryn Williams, Head of Business Advisory with Claire Chapman, GC & Company Secretary at Hargreaves Lansdown and San Makanjee, Global Head of People at Cognia.

Claire Chapman
GC & Company Secretary, Hargreaves Lansdown

Kathryn Williams
Head of Business Advisory, Cognia

San Makanjee
Global Head of People, Cognia

Strategic market partnerships: effectively integrating legal service providers

Tuesday 23 May 17:15 – 18:00 GMT

We demystify the complexity of the legal services market, and offer practical insight into how to leverage the capabilities from ALSPs to achieve mutually-sustainable benefits.

This session will be hosted by Janet Taylor-Hall, CEO of Cognia,  with Chris Grant, Head of Legal Market Engagement at HSBC, and Nicky Clayton, Associate Director at Cognia.

Chris Grant
Head of Legal Market Engagement, HSBC

Janet Taylor-Hall
CEO, Cognia

Nicky Clayton
Associate Director, Cognia

Other topics to follow in this series

Legal design

Making your CLM a differentiator

Legal project management

Legal operations

Driving client-centric journeys

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