Heriot Brown

  • In this week’s edition of the In-House Scoop we chat to Will Scrimshaw, General Counsel at BenevolentAI on the importance of trying new things, broadening your social network, drugs tech, reflection and Tony’s Chocolonely! ________________________________________________________________ How did you land your first role in-house?  I was working in private practice at Norton Rose Fulbright and had a friend who worked in BT’s in-house legal team. She was making an internal move and vacating a really interesting position
  • How did you land your first role in-house?  I actually trained in-house with a secondment for a seat in private practice. I was a paralegal in the in-house legal department at the Robert Walters Group and I applied for the Training Contract they had advertised, and I was fortunate enough to get it. Richard Harris, who is the current RW Chief Legal Officer and John Mayes who was RW’s then Legal Director took a punt
  • We talk everything from tax, tech, and ‘bluffing it’, to Bergdorf Goodman, flowers and of course ice cream! ________________________________________________________________ How did you land your first role in-house? I qualified in 2002 and an opportunity with a client of my firm came up for a General Counsel at an AIM listed sports events company. I met them and they offered me the job- it was only afterwards that they actually asked how qualified I was! It
  • By James Morgan, Managing Director and the Co-General Counsel for EMEA at MUFG A couple of weeks ago, like many others around the country, I tuned in to watch the London Marathon and saw Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Amos Kiputo, Catherine Debrunner and Marcel Hug all triumph, not to mention the thousands of others taking part – the colours, the costumes, the music, the tears, the laugher all contribute towards an amazing spectacle! The following Monday I
  • If you’re currently an in-house law professional but you’ve been yearning for a change, a move to a new industry could be just the ticket.   There are lots of directions to choose from, including commerce, energy, technology, financial services, fintech and pharmaceutical. But just how easy is it to make a sideways move into a whole new sector?   The good news is that it isn’t impossible for in-house lawyers to shift sectors. However, you may
  • Heriot Brown’s Regional GC Roundtable series continued this month on the subject of ‘Support Function to Trusted Advisor’. Hosted by Senior Consultant Michi Nishikawa, the discussion was carried out across 3 sessions involving GCs, Heads of Legal, Legal Directors and Sole Counsels from various sized organisations across a broad range of sectors.   These sessions brought up the following three key themes from the question of how to go from being viewed as a support function

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