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Employment Barrister Anna Beale talks through the latest Government guidance on Dress Codes at work, clarifying years of incremental development in case law. Are your organisation’s employees told what to wear or not to wear? This 90 second overview will give you they key considerations to keep in mind.
Ransomware. What is it? What do they want? What is the ‘ransom’? And what’s the best way to prevent this happening to you? Mark Johnson has a background in military intelligence, cyber crime awareness training and fraud investigations - and is the Founder and CEO of The Risk Management Group. This is his second video with Crafty Counsel.
James Harper of LexisNexis takes 90 seconds to set out why it is in businesses’ own interests to not only care about the Rule of Law, but consider governance projects supporting the development of the Rule of Law as meriting support in pro bono or similar initiatives.
James Harper of LexisNexis reflects on his transition from Head of Legal to a Business Operations role. Many of us consider moving “into the business” at some stage - before making the plunge, hear from James what he has learned along the way, including how to speak in a whole new language, and how to let go of the “legal expert” title.
New employment rights can represent a minefield if implemented incorrectly by an employer. If the employer chooses to enhance the maternity pay it proposes to pay mothers in its workforce, does it also need to increase its shared parental pay to avoid the risk of a discrimination claim from a father? Anna Beale tells all - in 90 seconds.
Mark Johnson, CEO of The Risk Management Group, takes 90 seconds to explain what is meant by ‘Big Data’, who might want access to the data your company holds, and how to think about protecting it.
James Harper of LexisNexis sets out the four key elements that make up The Rule of Law.
Think that terminating your contract is dead easy? Think again. Alan Kenny of HFW talks through what to do, and what not to do, to ensure that you maximise your recovery and minimise your exposure to a counter-claim. All in 90 seconds.
As CEO of the Legal Services marketplace Lexoo, Daniel van Binsbergen spends a lot of time speaking with General Counsel and considering how Legal Teams can optimise their external resources. Here, he shares 90 seconds of Top Tips on what he has learned. Enjoy!
‘Acts of God’ and other so-called Force Majeure events can represent important ‘outs’ to a contract and can be very difficult both to explain to business colleagues internally and for lawyers to take a view on. Thankfully, Brian Perrott of HFW is here to explain the key concepts in just 90 seconds.
Don’t know your VAT from your GST? Tax expert Matt Hodgson canters through the core concepts in consumption taxes such as VAT, with a special focus on two areas that can trip up non-Tax specialists: M&A advisory fees and internal recharges for services.
Morag Ofili practised as a Barrister before becoming an in house Tax specialist. Now an Associate and Employed Barrister at Mishcon de Reya, Morag steps through her career so far. Part of our new series on lawyers’ paths and career decision points.
Deborah Thomas, Head of Risk at Collinson, looks back at a career that has spanned the Big 4, FMCG, e-commerce and data businesses. Her particular insight is on how legal and non-legal functions can work together to best results.
The second in our three part series with The Law Society on Pro Bono work for in house counsel, Rebecca Wilkinson talks us through the top ways that in house teams can get involved. Whether partnering with a law firm, working through a legal charity, or setting up a bespoke project, Rebecca offers 90 seconds of practical guidance.
Data Breaches: What they, how they happen, how you can prevent them. In his first of a series with Crafty Counsel, Mark Johnson, Cyber Security expert and CEO of The Risk Management Group, talks through the fundamentals of preparing your organisation.
25 May 2018 the focus of your attention? GDPR isn’t a Y2K-type problem. In her fourth Myth Busting video with Crafty Counsel, the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, urges us to look beyond GDPR’s implementation date, and focus instead on embedding a culture of ongoing compliance.
Episode Five in our Privilege special with Fiona Dewar and Narinder Jhittay of Maitland Chambers, and this 90 second special focuses on the practical steps you can be taking to maximise the chances of maintaining Legal Advice Privilege over your documents.
There’s been much debate in the media on Equal Pay. Jennifer Millins of Mishcon de Reya speaks to the key legal requirements, why this is topical, and the differences with the new Gender Pay Gap reporting rules - all in 90 seconds.
In the second of an in depth series on Legal Privilege, Fiona Dewar runs through when Privilege issues can arise and what to watch out for.
Don’t know your mediation from your conciliation? Sapna Garg runs through the most common forms of ADR and weighs up the pros and cons, in 90 seconds. Perfect for the non-litigator thrown into a contentious world.
The Start Up world is full of calamities that could have been avoided with the right input at the outset. Be the lawyer who gets it right first time, and take 90 seconds with Geoff Dragon of Taylor Vinters.
Privilege (and when it can be lost) is often one of the trickiest areas for In House Lawyers to manage. The first in an in depth series, this video introduces the concepts at play.
In his second episode on M&A insurance, Rowley Higgs of specialist brokers HWF talks through the types of transactions in which W&I can be useful, and typical limitations on jurisdictions and sectors.
London’s Legal Tech scene is smoking hot these days, and who better to tell us why than the Founder of Europe’s pre-eminent community of Legal Start Ups, Jimmy from Legal Geek. 90 seconds to bring you up to speed, with a special focus on Legal Tech’s relevance for General Counsel.
Tax - often scary for the non-experts, and many lawyers like to steer well clear. But, here’s a speedy way of being able to see the world through the lens of your Tax colleagues. Senior Tax professional Matt Hodgson runs through the essential points the Tax team will look for in Corporate Income Tax, in 90 seconds. What to worry about on Tax residence? Why would some profits not be taxable? And, what to remember about Tax reliefs and Tax groupings?
Hiring into your in house Legal team can be an expensive and frustrating process. It doesn’t have to be. Ashley King of recruitment platform Third Way Legal runs through the cost effective options available.
In her final episode on Pro Bono for in house counsel, Rebecca Wilkinson shares her top tips on making the business case internally for your team taking on more pro bono work. Use the ‘filter’ buttons on the Videos page to search for pro bono content and watch Rebecca’s complete series!
Making the step from outside adviser to in house counsel isn’t always straightforward. Deborah Thomas, Head of Risk at the Collinson Group, shares her top tips on making a successful transition. Sneak preview: learn how to say “yes” in the right way!
When the former General Counsel of the BBC and Christie’s shares 90 seconds of reflections on his career to date, Crafty Counsel takes note!
Plenty of in house counsel want to do Pro Bono work, but assume that they can’t. It’s often mystifying issues around insurance coverage and regulatory restrictions that are perceived blockers, plus the general problem of how to find opportunities. In the first of a series on Pro Bono, Rebecca Wilkinson of The Law Society busts the myths and shows how it can be - and is - done.
The unflappable Nicholas Eldred shares his 90 seconds on what to do in a crisis - and how to plan for one. As the former Group General Counsel of the BBC and Christie’s, we’re very fortunate to be able to share Nicholas’ accumulated wisdom through Crafty Counsel!
Mandatory Data Breach reporting under the GDPR will be a big change for many organisations. In her third myth busting video with Crafty Counsel, the UK’s Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, offers a reminder of the ICO’s view on what should be reported and what should not. And when there is a data breach that requires reporting - tell it all, tell it fast, tell the truth!
Brian Harley from Clifford Chance is back! 90 seconds on AI and its implications for you. Don’t hide under a rock - get the low down on the technology shaking up our industry.
Jo Rogers of NaviStar Legal with 90 seconds on her transition from Private Equity lawyer to business owner, via working as an in house counsel. Jo also reflects on many in house lawyers’ desire to embed themselves deeper in their businesses and take on more strategic roles.
Can you exclude liability for Fraud? Offer, acceptance, and… what was that again? Sapna Garg of SimplyPSL has 90 seconds on the Contract Law fundamentals you know you probably should remember. Don’t draft before you watch this!
Transparency and Data. Two areas with big challenges for the use of AI technology - Brian Harley from Clifford Chance tells you why, in 90 seconds.
Don’t know your Seed from your Series A? Geoff Dragon of Taylor Vinters is back, with 90 seconds of Equity terminology for those new to the Start Up and Venture scene.
Automization? Commoditization? Jo Rogers of NaviStar Legal offers 90 seconds of insight on who are the lawyers that are best positioned to survive the Technological Revolution overtaking the profession.
Sapna Garg, Founder of consultant professional support service SimplyPSL, provides a 90 second refresher on the torts most likely to arise in business contracts: negligence, negligent misrepresentation and negligent misstatement.
One of the hottest topics in Tax right now, the new Corporate Offence for the Failure to Precent Tax Evasion has corporates and their advisers on tenterhooks. Morag Ofili has what you need to know - in just 90 seconds.
Warranties versus Indemnities - a battle fought in many a contract negotiation, but are you always comfortable that you fully understand the terrain? Simon Leaf of Mishcon de Reya summarises why, and why not, to ask for warranties, and likely remedies - in 90 seconds.
Fretting about your HR files? Not sure what consent you need from whom? Employee personal data is often unstructured and spread across multiple locations, so with GDPR looming it’s time to get your house in order. Sharon Tan of Mishcon de Reya has the five key actions points you can be addressing right now - in 90 seconds.
Victoria Sandell of Taylor Vinters’ Litigation team: what to do, and not to do, to make sure you follow the right process for Property Notices. If you’re a Real Estate lawyer, a Litigator, or your company handles a lot of Property - this is one to watch.
Document created in France being litigated in England? Document created by in house lawyers in London now subject to a European Commission Competition investigation? Jurisdictional issues represent one of the easiest ways to trip up when it comes to Privilege, and the consequences can be severe. You can’t afford to miss Fiona Dewar’s 90 seconds of insight, our final installment in this special series on Legal Privilege.
Debt finance for Start Ups? It’s hot stuff. Tom Coode-Bate from High Growth specialists Taylor Vinters takes you through the options - in 90 seconds.
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We usually focus on Legal Advice Privilege as the way to avoid document disclosure, but what if your communications are with a third party? Get the 90 second low down on when Litigation Privilege applies, from the best - Narinder Jhittay at Maitland Chambers. Continuing our special series on Privilege.
Victoria Sandell from Taylor Vinters has 90 seconds on what your legal team can be thinking about now to get ready for a breach.
In Episode Four of Narinder Jhittay and Fiona Dewar’s special series on Privilege, Narinder looks at when Legal Advice Privilege does and does not apply - and what is required of the lawyer involved. Are your corridor chats and training presentations protected from future disclosure? Find out the answer - in 90 seconds.
Episode Three of Fiona and Narinder’s Privilege Special, and this one is all about which documents are, and are not, protected from disclosure. Listen out for the Top Tips on copies of documents and your non-lawyer colleagues’ notes in the margins…!
GDPR got you down? In the second of her Myth Busting series with Crafty Counsel, the UK’s Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, stresses that the GDPR is an evolution not a revolution, and should not be seen as a huge new burden for companies already complying with the Data Protection Act.
Employee, worker or contractor? A hugely topical issue for the “Gig Economy” and beyond - and critical for in house counsel to be able to understand the key differences. Susannah Kintish of Mishcon de Reya breaks it down - in 90 seconds.
Having trouble sorting GDPR fact from fiction? Cut through the noise, and hear directly from the UK’s Information Commissioner. The first in a series, this Myth Busting video addresses the ICO’s power to levy fines under the GDPR. We all know that organisations could be fined up to the higher of 4% of annual global turnover or EUR 20m, but are these powers really at the top of the ICO’s agenda?
Tribunal coming up? Don’t sweat it. In the final episode of her series on Employment Disputes, Anna Beale of Cloisters Chambers takes 90 seconds to run through what to expect and how to prepare.
Brian Harley of Clifford Chance kicks off his Blockchain series. A “must watch” for anyone with a passing interest in the technology everyone is talking about, with the potential to transform how we do business and much more.
Anna Beale of Cloisters Chambers gives you the expert run down on how to prepare your management team for Employment Tribubal, focusing on the key area of Witness Statements
2017/18 Practicing Certificate sorted? But want to get the coming year off on the right foot? Linklaters canter through the SRA’s new Continuing Competence regime. Why the move away from CPD? How to Reflect, Plan, Address, and Evaluate your development needs? All here - in the first of Crafty Counsel’s “Presents” collaborations.
First time steering your company through an Employment Tribunal? Never fear. Anna Beale of Cloisters Chambers steps through the Tribunal’s Case Management process.
Insuring against warranty claims - a hot topic in M&A, but many of us don’t know where to start. Rowley Higgs of independent M&A insurance brokers HWF breaks it down, in 90 seconds.
Geoff Dragon from High Growth specialists Taylor Vinters tells us how to get right your Management Team’s incentive package
Real Estate novice? Don’t stress. Keven Fehmi of Taylor Vinters has the lowdown on break clauses, assignment rights, security and more - in 90 seconds.
In this 90 second opening epsiode of her series on Employee Disputes, Anna Beale of Cloisters Chambers begins the story with your company’s first receipt of notice from ACAS.
Crafty Counsel is delighted to present Linklaters’ light hearted trip through the myths and realities around Millennials - and how to motivate the Millennial generation in the workforce.
In her third episode on employee disputes, Anna Beale of Cloisters Chambers runs through what to spot in the Claim Form (look out for those time limitations!) - and how to craft your response.
Competency based interview questions - the worst, right? Don’t panic - Ashley King of recruitment platform Third Way Legal shares his top tips on how to shine.
What you need to know about the revolutionary technology, in 90 seconds - that’s Brian Harley, from Clifford Chance.
First Lawyer into a Start Up, but don’t know your incubators from your innovation centres? Keven Fehmi lays out your options, in 90 seconds.
The application of Blockchain technology to real world transactions throws up a host of legal issues. Brian Harley of Clifford Chance breaks it down for us - in a mere 90 seconds.