One way that large institutions can respond to disruption is by building pirate ships – i.e. teams that can navigate away from the “mother ship” with a mandate to experiment, think and do things differently. But how can a legal team effectively support such a pirate ship?

Martin Halford identifies three ways that the lawyers at Barclays Ventures are supporting pirate ships, through embracing new skills & knowledge, new ways of working, and critically, embracing risk. If you want to know what a “B shaped lawyer” is, and why the Barclays legal team produced their own set of “Top Trump” cards, look no further!