The changing role of the GC in 2015
Economic and regulatory changes, developments in the legal market, the increasing volume and complexity of workload for legal teams and the advent of technology are changing how general counsel work, how they see themselves and their position in the organisation. In this article, Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland looks at how being a GC has changed, and how GCs are managing the evolving requirements of their job.
GCs are increasingly providing organisations with strategic as well as legal advice and this is a major factor in repositioning in-house legal departments at the centre of the business.
The shift from simply providing legal advice to a complex role that encompasses strategy and leadership has been driven by a combination of economic factors and budgetary considerations as well as broader choice and increased competition in legal services provision.
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