Management - Making Your Legal Department a Successful Business Unit - Showing the Value Your Group Brings to Your Company

Martin English, Sales Director – Serengeti (EMEA), Thomson Reuters, UK
Ros Innes, Head of In-house and ABS, Thomson Reuters Legal, UK & Ireland, UK

1. How legal departments are applying project management principles to improve the management of legal work (uniform retention guidelines, project plans, budgets, monitoring progress, assessing results, applying lessons learned, etc.) 2. The latest trends and best practices for controlling outside legal spending (consolidating legal work with the top performers, monitoring project teams, considering alternative fee structures, evaluating performance, etc.) 3. Using metrics and reporting to show improvement, as well as the value that the legal department brings to the company (examples of metrics that law departments should consider tracking, and reports that show performance improvement and value)

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Martin English

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Martin English, Sales Director – Serengeti (EMEA) joined Thomson Reuters in February 2014 to lead the growth and development of Serengeti across the EMEA region. Prior to this he was Managing Director at Central Law Training. Previously he was at Practical Law where he headed up Global Sales. He is a non practicing solicitor, having qualified in Scotland at Brodies. He holds degrees in Commercial Law (LLM), Law (LLB) and Marketing (BA Hons). He also has a Diploma in Legal Practice and is a Notary Public. Prior to entering the legal profession, Martin spent 10 years in the technology sector.

Ros Innes

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Ros Innes is head of In-house and ABS, Thomson Reuters Legal, UK & Ireland. She is responsible for setting the strategic agenda to enable Thomson Reuters to meet the existing and future needs of in-house clients for legal solutions. Ros joined Practical Law in January 2007 as head of Financial Services, later becoming group head of the Corporate Finance group which comprised Corporate, Finance, Financial Services and Restructuring and Insolvency. She moved across to Thomson Reuters in July 2013 when it was acquired Practical Law. She started her career as a solicitor at Clifford Chance, then spent several years working for the Government Legal Service at the Law Commission, OFT and DSS, before joining Travers Smith's Financial Services and Markets team. Ros is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment’s Disciplinary Panel.

Thomson Reuters Legal, UK & Ireland

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Thomson Reuters Legal division provides unrivaled services and solutions that integrate content, technology and expertise to help legal professionals practise the law, manage their organisation and grow their business. Thomson Reuters creates connected tools and services to help our customers streamline their processes, collaborate with colleagues and clients and easily leverage critical information and insights. We offer solutions for legal research, current awareness and know-how, including Practical Law, Westlaw UK, Sweet & Maxwell, as well as a suite of software, workflow, practice and spend management tools, including Serengeti, Thomson Reuters Elite, FloSuite Legal and Solcara.

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Thomson Reuters Legal division provides unrivaled services and solutions that integrate content, technology and expertise to help legal professionals practise the law, manage their organisation and grow their business. Thomson Reuters creates connected tools and services to help our customers streamline their processes, collaborate with colleagues and clients and easily leverage critical information and insights. We offer solutions for legal research, current awareness and know-how, including Practical Law, Westlaw UK, Sweet & Maxwell, as well as a suite of software, workflow, practice and spend management tools, including Serengeti, Thomson Reuters Elite, FloSuite Legal and Solcara.

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