"I have been a general counsel for...a long time and have attended countless seminars and workshops on the “future/transformation/etc of the legal function”.  We all have.  [This was] the most thought provoking, relevant and exciting discussion on the topic that I have had the privilege to attend. I look forward to thinking about how I carry the subject matter further in my organization."

Executive Vice-President & General Counsel, global luxury-industrial conglomerate, October 2018

Traditional legal seminars are predominantly one-directional: experts set forth their views following a pre-set agenda and prepared handouts. Interaction might take place during Q&A, panel discussions or breaks. Each audience member must seek out content that applies to their individual needs, if there is any.

The Smarter Workshop is two-directional, practical and bespoke. Attendees describe their own challenges and these whiteboards form the basis for the solutions-oriented process to follow. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all slide deck handed out afterwards. Instead, each attendee is guided to develop an individual action plan that is directly responsive to their specific needs for their immediate implementation, using the Smarter Law methodology.

If the traditional legal seminar is like a group coach tour, the Workshop is like providing you with your own GPS and means of transport to your chosen destination.

So the only subject you need to consider in advance and address on the day with us is: 

What’s on your mind?



How do I create an environment of change? Address / persuade / resistance.
How do I implement a target operating model?
Doing More for Less
Training program for personal development
Legal KPIs, particularly quality
Demonstrating value
Organisational design & development
One team culture – going from “them and us” to one team
How do I understand and address my own patterns of resistance to change?
How to balance legal priorities to risk?
How to encourage my team & function to become more proactive than responsive?
How do I fully establish myself in the general counsel role?