About the 2015 Forum

How many events have you seen geared towards the FTSE 100 organisations without taking into consideration the needs of smaller organisations and legal teams such as yourselves?

Practical Law is delighted to bring you, as part of its GC Leadership Series, the 2015 edition of its Leading Small and Medium Legal Teams conference.

This unique event has been developed for legal management of small and mid-sized teams who face the continuing challenge of working with limited resources and having to juggle multiple responsibilities to deliver value across the business.

We’ve structured this year’s conference under three main themes:

THEME 1: Developing your role within the business

  • What do you need to be?
  • What is expected of you?
  • How and where can you do more or could do less?

THEME 2: Delivering value to the business

  • How do you deliver within budget?
  • What can you do to ensure every penny is well spent?
  • What techniques are there for utilising external providers?

THEME 3: How do you manage and lead?

  • What makes a good leader?
  • How can you manage a small team effectively?
  • How do you measure your team’s value add?
  • What are the key features of a successful project manager?

This conference will offer you practical advice and strategies as well as skills to take away so you are able to maximise your team and other resources within your business. There are different dimensions to being a leader – it’s not just about managing, it’s about leading – which takes more than just management skills and good budgeting. How can you be a strong and successful leader? How can you always draw the most out of your team and assets? How can you implement positive change? Hear from experts and your peers who have firsthand experience and come away with leadership skills, techniques and tips to action in your business.

Often the role of a GC with a smaller team can be isolated, this conference is a greatopportunity to meet your peers, share your experiences and learn from each other’s successes and areas for improvement.

Testimonials from 2014

“Very enjoyable day- thought-provoking and very good networking opportunities and exchanges of ideas. It was very useful to engage with GCs in similar circumstances.” Sally-Ann James, General Counsel, Metro Bank

“Excellent conference overall. Applicable and practical. Much to be drawn together and applied tomorrow.” Oliver Scutt, Legal Counsel, Triple Point

Previous delegates include:

  • 7digital Limited
  • AC Nielsen Company Limited
  • Aimia Coalition Loyalty UK Limited
  • Antenna Group
  • Arvato
  • Atrium European Real Estate Management
  • Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • Brakes
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Business Enterprise Fund
  • Canal & River Trust
  • Canonical
  • Carnival UK
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Ebiquity
  • ebookers
  • Emoderation
  • Everton Football Club
  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  • FIS Global
  • Football League
  • Future Biogas Ltd
  • Glass’s Information Services Ltd
  • Godiva
  • Graham
  • Groupon
  • Helios Towers Africa
  • Hitachi Rail Europe
  • Hospira
  • HTC Europe Co. Ltd
  • ICL Europe
  • Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited
  • Julius Baer International Ltd
  • Just Retirement
  • Kelway Ltd
  • Kempinski Hotels S.A.
  • Kennedy Wilson


  • Lepe Partners LLP
  • LJ Group Limited
  • Long Harbour Ltd
  • Lucozade Ribena
  • Markel International
  • Matchtech
  • Menzies Aviation
  • Moelis & Company
  • MonuRent Holdings Limited
  • OneSavings Bank
  • Optimal Payments
  • Össur
  • Parkdean Holidays
  • Peer 1 Hosting
  • Pennaf Premier Group
  • Progressive Digital Media PLC
  • Qlik
  • Rexel UK Limited
  • RiverStone Management Ltd
  • RMS FinGroup Ltd
  • Scientific Games
  • SCIO Capital LLP
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Silixa Ltd
  • Skrill Ltd
  • Sonova Holding AG
  • Star Alliance Services GmbH
  • The Midcounties Co-operative
  • The Mill
  • The Really Useful Group Ltd
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Think Money Group
  • TI Automotive
  • Triple Point
  • UK Payments Administration
  • Vanquis Bank
  • Verifone Systems
  • Vhi Healthcare
  • Welcome Financial Services Limited
  • World Courier, AmerisourceBergen
  • Xoserve