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Why Legal Tech does not work: The top 8 mistakes GC’s make

8 May 2017

Why Legal Tech does not work: The top 8 mistakes GC’s make After many years of under-investment in technology, GCs are finally joining the party. ...

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To do more. Do less.

10 April 2017

Below is an excerpt from an internal email that my colleagues at Plexus suggested I should share more broadly with our community. We need to...

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Legal Transformation: The new playbook

8 February 2017

“As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy PWC suggests in their annual survey of CEOs “they are assessing their...

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The Legal Capabilities of the Future

12 September 2016

“As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy PWC suggested in their annual survey of CEOs “they are also assessing their current...

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STOP Serving Your Clients

1 June 2016

Thinking of your business as ‘clients’ is breeding detrimental behaviours and destroying your function’s value.

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The Future of Risk Management

27 May 2016

When negotiating an agreement recently I asked the counterparty’s lawyer, who was being unnecessarily intransigent, “What level of risk do you think your client would...

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What do you do when you see a lawyer drowning?

23 May 2016

There must be something wrong. No profession has more jokes about it than ‘The Law’. This humour veils a pretty disturbing narrative – The Law...

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How much does a lawyer cost?

11 April 2016

When everyone woke up from the party in the early 90s, they recognised that lean, highly focused businesses were dramatically outperforming bloated, vertically integrated organisations.

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One to one is over: Legal functions need to rethink service delivery

18 February 2016

Recent research suggests only 31 percent of corporate middle managers who had a legal problem went to the legal department with the problem.

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Four key focus areas for 2016

24 December 2015

More than 70% of executives’ report that the pace of change has increased. Several causes are responsible for this acceleration: changing consumer demand, global competitive...

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Legal Core: A best practice strategy

19 November 2015

A lack of a focused legal strategy is diluting legal’s effectiveness. After hundreds of conversations with General Counsel over the past five years Plexus has distilled down four simple criteria to identify your Legal Core.

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What Australia’s Top GCs Are Focused On (In Three Charts)

23 October 2015

Legal functions are largely missing the mark in client satisfaction. 74% of stakeholders are dissatisfied with the ROI they get from their legal function.

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