Organisations seek to bring innovation and efficiency to what they do in all areas, constantly striving for ‘better practice’. Your in-house legal team should be no different. In a technology-advanced, fast-moving, and highly regulated market, in-house legal teams act as both corporate defender and enterprise partner. As enterprise partner, you must deliver commercially relevant and innovative services. To keep pace, the way in which legal services are delivered must be rethought. While advanced legal transformation offerings are plentiful, knowing where and how to begin is the challenge. We can guide you through the maze of buzzwords, jargon, and common stumbling blocks so that you can embed improved capability with confidence.
We approach all legal transformations holistically, no matter how large or small - we deconstruct market offerings, work with you to build your own, bespoke transformation approach, and enable sustainable change through skill-building, coaching, and mentoring. Our tried-and-tested approach adapts, applies, and improves on leading innovation frameworks, making it relevant and applicable to your transformation needs.
The legal services industry has expanded its focus beyond traditional service offerings. Attention has now turned to legal transformation - that is, the combination of innovation efforts and legal operations to deliver increased organisational value, including through better leveraging technology. There has been a proliferation in legal technology in recent years, with it also becoming more affordable. This strong focus on legal technology, alongside continuous improvement and operational excellence, is a market changer impacting how we collaborate, differentiate, and advocate.
There has never been a better time to embrace legal transformation. Increasing your capacity, consistency, and operational efficiency and effectiveness now will underpin your ability to offer improved productivity, workflow predictability, and leadership in the future.
Like all journeys, legal transformation requires a measure of learning, preparation, and readiness. The journey to 'better practice' must be planned, and is something that will take time. Without a plan, it is difficult to ensure that your efforts will be best rewarded. Our services will both guide and equip you for this journey, remain sensitive to the challenges posed by your time constraints, and be responsive to your stakeholder and broader organisational imperatives.
Although the demand for in-house legal services continues to grow, it is not often met with a commensurate increase in headcount. This has become especially problematic due to the expansion and evolution of the role of in-house legal teams, the success of which being increasingly measured by the proactive creation of value, and a readiness to support the achievement of strategic commercial goals. Add in external pressures, such as ever-increasing regulatory changes, unforeseen global challenges and market disruptions, it is easy to see why change is inevitable. Collectively, these pressures require you to be responsive, agile, and proactive - ready to provide legal services and keep in step with an evolving business and a disrupted market.
Implementing ‘better practice’ today may currently sit outside your comfort zone and skillset. We can help you to embark on a purposeful transformation journey, and transition to a future state that meets your team’s needs, as well as those of your organisation.