Effective Management of Legal Risk & Services: The In-House Lawyers Role & Contribution, Dubai

Venue: Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Feb 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2009
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An in-house legal function cannot, and never should, have enough resource to handle all the legal needs of an organisation. The pressures onin-house departments are increasing as a result of various factors:

*Business people expecting the in-house lawyers to absorb more and more activity which they do not feel inclined or equipped to handle.
*The need to keep legal spend under tight control.
*More at stake with increased regulation and greater vigilance on the part of those affected by the organisation's activities.
*It is vital that business managers, the in-house function and the external advisers agree what their respective roles should be in the management of legal risk.

'We need more legal staff ' is not a message most business managers will be pleased to hear, so department heads need to develop an in-house team which has the right focus, motivation and capabilities required. Experienced senior lawyers often view management as an unwelcome distraction from dealing with transactions or situations which merit their attention. However a team will rarely perform at a superior level without leadership effort