Careers videos! New Events! Snazzy new email format!
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We’ve gone with a careers theme for our video content in this week’s mail, picking up some of our lawyer profiles first published last year. New content coming out next week - so keep checking in!
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Until next time,
** This week’s featured videos
Careers Corner 1: Jo Rogers of NaviStar Legal with 90 seconds on her transition from Private Equity lawyer to business owner, via working as an in house counsel. Jo also reflects on many in house lawyers’ desire to embed themselves deeper in their businesses and take on more strategic roles.
Careers Corner 2: Morag Ofili practised as a barrister before becoming an in house tax specialist. Now an Associate and employed barrister at Mishcon de Reya, Morag walks us through her transition from the bar to in house.
- Careers Corner 3 Deborah Thomas, Head of Risk at Collinson, looks back at a career that has spanned the Big 4, FMCG, e-commerce and data businesses. Her particular insight is on how legal and non-legal functions can work together to best results.
** Featured events
Still home from Easter holidays and can’t face the office yet? CMS are presenting a webinar titled “I’ve a Legal Privilege Issue: Get me out of here now!”. There have been lots of decisions recently on fundamental questions about legal privilege, culminating in the recent decision in SFO v ENRC. For the busy in-house lawyer, it is hard to keep track, let alone to know what now amounts to best practice. Participate online on 30 April, 1:15pm UK time.
Bird & Bird are hosting a panel discussion called “AI, the Power to Transform”. This is the second event in the Advance Series and includes industry leaders and Government representatives debating whether AI represents an opportunity for the UK to position itself as a world-class centre for innovation. (30 April, 5:30pm, London)
- Lewis Silkin are presenting an update on “Subject Access and Data Breaches”. In this update, they will look at the new GDPR subject access regime, and provide guidance on spotting and handling some of the more “routine” data breaches. (1 May, 9am, London)
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