About the 2017 Forum

The 6th Annual Knowledge Management Forum returns on 9 March 2017.

The agenda is being developed in conjunction with our Advisory Board and aims to not only provide stimulating topics for KM and PSL professionals in law firms, but also knowledge and information roles in-house.

This year research is pushing our agenda towards understanding what critical knowledge is, how it can help drive down costs, seeing solutions through behaviour (rather than simply technology) and what current and future disruptors to the KM world may look like.

Many of the panellists and speakers are Knowledge Managers with first-hand experience of the issues raised, and this year we are also involving more of those technology companies who are driving innovation in the KM sector.

The Forum is open to all delegates from private practice and in-house legal departments who work with knowledge, information, data and libraries services.

Key Themes

  • Collaboration and knowledge culture
  • Geographically dispersed knowledge teams, virtual teams, and distributed knowledge
  • Matter data and knowledge flow
  • Client-facing knowledge initiatives
  • Change management and implementing sustainable change
  • Organisational learning: how should knowledge transfer be managed in firms and businesses?
  • Demonstrating the financial value of KM to the business
  • What new roles are being created and who is stepping into them?
  • The tension between data protection, cyber security and knowledge sharing; open/closed systems and the approach firms are being forced to take by clients
  • What can Legal KM learn from other sectors?
  • What are the problems that are driving technology and how can we (KM) make technology relevant to our problems?

We asked our delegates what they most enjoyed about the 2016 Forum, here’s what they said:

“Very interactive and enjoyable day – great speakers and friendly participants!”

Monica Löhdefink, Legal Counsel, European Central Bank


“Speakers – thought they were all excellent and thought provoking”

Sian Le Cocq, Professional Support Lawyer, Carey Olsen


“Networking and hearing about the main themes, opportunities and challenges that KM professionals are focusing on”

Helen Green, Head of Knowledge Management, Kennedys


“The audience and the topics were targeted to KM topics / issues”

Marina Villa, Knowledge Services Manager, Hogan Lovells International

To view the 2016 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.

2016 delegates included:

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Allen & Overy
  • Amsterdam & Partners
  • Anderson Strathern
  • AON Hewitt
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ashurst
  • BAE Systems
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Baringa Partners
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Bevan Brittan
  • Bird & Bird
  • BLM
  • Boyes Turner
  • bpost
  • BT
  • Carey Olsen
  • CB Resourcing
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clyde & Co
  • Cooley (UK)
  • Cripps
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • DLA Piper UK
  • European Central Bank
  • Eversheds
  • Farrer & Co
  • Fieldfisher
  • Freshfields
  • Government Legal Department
  • Gowling WLG
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells Int
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kennedys Management Services
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Kromann Reumert
  • Lloyds Banking
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Mishcon de Reya
  • Nabarro
  • Ogier
  • Osborne Clarke
  • PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados, RL
  • Reed Smith
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Shell International
  • Shoosmiths
  • Skadden
  • Stevens & Bolton
  • The Planning Inspectorate
  • Thrings
  • TLT
  • Vodafone Group Services
  • Watson Farley & Williams
  • White & Case