Helping senior in-house lawyers to steer the legal function through times of change and navigate the biggest issues facing business today.
Can smart contracts uncover the secrets of your business?
Smart contracts have the potential to deliver live, real-time business intelligence to companies and whole economies, helping transform legal functions into engines of strategic thought. But will it happen any time soon, or will adoption be slower than anticipated, like other elements of legal AI?
Don't let the numbers fool you
We all commonly misunderstand what numbers are telling us. Learn from the experts how to spot statistical sleight of hand and make the best use of data, 'the new oil'.
Reasons to be cheerful in 2021
After a bruising 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant lockdowns caused sickness, anxiety and economic uncertainty for many, we look ahead to 2021 and ask seven business, law and politics experts for a reason to be cheerful, something we might have overlooked that will help us to believe in better times ahead.
Alastair Campbell, John Amaechi, Vicky Pryce and others discuss the resilience of youth, changing attitudes to national debt, the humanisation of the workforce and progress on climate action.
Preparing for Brexit
Economist Vicky Pryce discusses the long term economic impact of leaving the EU, while Brexit expert Clare Francis of Pinsent Masons and trade expert David Thorneloe examine companies' responses. Trade expert Anna Jerzewska fills us in on some of the practicalities of trade across a customs border.
Mental health and work
We hear from Alastair Campbell, former communications adviser to UK prime minister Tony Blair, and Sean Elson of Pinsent Masons about operating under pressure while dealing with depression; and from Philip Aiken of Barclays and Kate Dodd of Pinsent Masons about practical measures companies can take, and about creating a ten point charter to help them do better. The workplace and mental health are closely intertwined – work can be the cause of problems, and issues can express themselves in the workplace. Organisations that don’t improve their culture are at risk of failing their people, while those that do change have a chance to attract the best people for longer.
What Covid-19 can teach businesses about cooperation
All eyes have been trained on the life sciences industry as the world hopes for medical solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic. As pharmaceutical and medical device companies have collaborated at a speed and intensity never seen before, we ask if there are lessons that can be learned for how collaboration can work in more normal times.