Managing External Legal Resources

  • Step-by-step guidance on every stage in the process
  • Tips and best practice recommendations
  • Real-life case study

Obtaining the best possible legal support can be a constant challenge for in-house lawyers, directors and company secretaries.

Making the right decision on whether to use internal or buy-in legal services is of crucial importance in securing the right legal service for your organisation.

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Managing External Legal Resources will help you to better understand your organisation’s commercial objectives and decide on the best way to ensure effective legal resourcing to help meet these objectives. It shows how to establish cohesive legal services using the most effective combination of internal and external lawyers.

Rafael E. Cerutti

I was extremely curious about how Ann Page and Richard Tapp would manage to write a whole book about about managing external legal resources. And found out that they had a lot to talk about regarding their experience.

The book succeeds in making you think about different ways of providing the best legal support to your company, mainly, but among others, by partnering arrangements between internal and external counsel.

In my case, as an in-house counsel, I reinstated ideas about how in-house lawyers are now also supposed to lead and provide strategic direction to their organization. Hence, the absolute need of a full understanding of the business.

Practical tips, techniques, exercises, and even documents make of “Managing External Legal Resources” a must read for any business-oriented attorney

Rafael E. Cerutti Argentina

Coverage includes:

  • Step-by-step guidance on each stage of the process – from allocation of work, through sourcing, procurement and panel reviews, to the management of the relationship.
  • Best practice recommendations, documentation and case studies.
  • Techniques and exercises to help you think though the issues involved.
  • Forms and precedents to help you decide what to outsource and what to keep in-house.
  • A comprehensive case study of Carillion plc, looking at how the company reviewed its external lawyer network, resulting in significant cost reductions and a marked improvement in service.

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Ann Page qualified as a solicitor with Citi Bank in 1980.Since then she has held senior management positions at Crest Homes, Next plc,National & Provincial B.S. (now Abbey plc) and the Co-operative Bank, where she has had responsibility for managing and providing a wide range of internal and external legal services. Ann now runs her own professional development and training consultancy Beyond the Brief, which she set up in 2003.

Richard Tapp, Company Secretary and Director of Legal Services, Carillion plc is a Chartered Secretary and Solicitor. He has spent his career in commerce and industry, training with the National Coal Board and then working with Imperial Foods, and Blue Circle Industries plc. Since 2001 he has been Company Secretary and Director of Legal Services for Carillion plc, where he is responsible for all legal, secretariat, estates and insurance matters.