LegalEdge: How Better Legal Can Help Your Business Grow Faster

posted in Cloud technology, General Counsel

Lawyers don’t make it easy for SMEs. Many charge sky-high legal fees and bamboozle with jargon, yet they don’t deliver obvious ROI. It’s no wonder many businesses don’t know where to start with it and, in fact, don’t have a legal budget at all. Check out the advice from LegalEdge CEO Donna Sewell on how to manage your legal budget, […]

Using the right tech to manage compliance risk post-Brexit

posted in Compliance Management, Legal Risk Management

Are you ready to deal with the consequences of Brexit-related legislation changes from a compliance perspective? Changes to legislation governing matters related to employment, product design, trade and more, will require in-house lawyers to review their current processes and evaluate new regulatory information to mitigate compliance risk post-Brexit. If you’re unable to generate an accurate overview of your compliance processes and […]

GCs Make Good Leaders, But Technology Makes Them Great!

posted in Cloud technology, General Counsel

Are you being asked to provide leadership in your business? If so, it could be due to your ability to forecast and harmonize – qualities that make GCs especially qualified to lead, according to a recent study by executive leadership firm Heidrick & Struggles. The study found that GCs outpace all other non-CEO execs in certain leadership attributes, indicating that GCs have what […]

Preparing for GDPR: What GCs need to do now to be compliant

posted in Compliance Management, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

On May 25th, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the data protection directive of 1995 (officially Directive 95/46/EC), and it’s time for organizations to start preparing to make sure they are ready once it comes into effect. As General Counsel, it’s important that you understand the key legal obligations and risks that could impact your business. GDPR […]

An introduction to GDPR for General Counsel

posted in Compliance Management, General Counsel, Legal Risk Management

As an in-house lawyer, it’s important that you’re aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replacing the data protection directive of 1995 (officially Directive 95/46/EC) on May 25th, 2018. Familiarize yourself with the new regulation and how it will impact your business with this short GDPR introduction for General Counsel. What is the GDPR? What’s the aim? The General Data […]

3 reasons why legal departments are choosing the cloud

posted in Cloud technology

Cloud technology and web applications have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. From Dropbox to Google and Facebook to Spotify, we’re using the cloud applications in so many ways to connect with friends and family throughout the world, across all our devices. As we become more comfortable using the cloud and web apps in our private lives, we become even […]

Going paperless: 8 steps to digitize your in-house legal team

posted in Cloud technology, Contract Management, E-signature technology, Entity Management, IP Management, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

In the most basic sense, going paperless means we use software to create documents, we send them via email instead of printing and mailing, and we store them in digital format instead of in filing cabinets. Replacing paper with technology saves us time and money, making us more efficient and effective. While the advantages of a paperless, digital office are hard […]

Why it’s time for your legal department to go paperless

posted in Cloud technology

Does your legal department still print and archive every contract? Do you require printed drafts of contracts to review? If so, it’s high time to take your legal department paperless! Improved cloud technology and security are prompting many legal departments to prioritize paperless processes. And it’s not just about being environmentally friendly! At the most basic level, paperless systems see […]

Do more with less: Bring IP Management in-house with the right tech

Patent filings are on the rise, but in-house IP management budgets are shrinking. That according to the annual “2017 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator” report from patent filing services provider RWS inovia, which found that while patent filing are up 16 percent over last year, one-third of in-house counsel surveyed have dealt with IP budget cuts in 2016. To deal […]

Report: Taking care of legal issues can save UK SMEs billions

posted in Legal Risk Management

  How large are your annual losses from legal issues?  A recent report from LawBite found that UK’s SMEs are losing over £13.6 billion pounds a year by failing to take care of their legal issues. With the average SME in the UK encountering more than 8 legal issues a year – ranging from contract or customer claim disputes to IP issues – 43% of these […]