Managing External Legal Resources has three parts starting with practical tips and critical questions from the planning of the allocation of work, through sourcing and procurement, to the management of the relationships from beginning to end using five consistent headings through out. The second part describing the skill techniques required to be effective at managing the external resources such as leadership, team building, communication, delegation and client relationship management with the third containing exercises to help you work though some of the issues involved as well as real life tried and tested precedents.
In today’s complex and changing world, obtaining the best possible legal support can be a constant challenge for in in-house lawyers, directors and company secretaries, and making the right decision on whether to ‘make or buy-in’ legal services, is of crucial importance in securing the right legal services for your organisation. “Managing External Legal Resources” will help you to better understand your organisation’s commercial objectives and to appreciate what legal competencies are required to achieve them. Helping you decide on the best way forward, this guide shows you how to establish cohesive legal services using the most effective combination of internal and external lawyers. Its 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. It features: best practice recommendations, documentation, and case studies; techniques and exercises to help you think though the issues involved; and, forms and precedents to help you decide what to outsource and what to keep in-house.
Authors: Ann Page, Richard Tapp
Publisher: ICSA Publishing Ltd
Date: 1 February 2007
Product dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 1.8 cm