A GROUP of Brisbane general counsel has come together to discuss how to improve the effectiveness of in-house legal teams.
The first official Brisbane General Counsel Thought Leaders’ Meeting was hosted by Anthony Wright and Andrew Mellett, directors from legal services firm Plexus.
“Using a framework developed by Plexus, the group focused on where a business’s capability gaps and goal failure risks lay, where legal could help address those gaps, and finally how to reach an agreement with the business on what is core to legal and what legal will not do,” says Wright.
The group discussed the issue of lawyer training and the focus on precedent as a potential block of productivity and efficiency improvement.
Plexus has found a niche acting as an extension of the ‘in-house team’ performing legal tasks, managing spikes in capacity or capability demand.