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Technology for in-house teams: experiences from the front line



Corporate legal teams are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their organisations. Growing demand and changing expectations from the business mean that legal departments are adapting to embrace technology and requiring their outside counsel to do the same. But where should in-house teams start in the burgeoning legal tech landscape?

This webinar will explore the current state of technology for in-house teams. The panel will discuss the challenges they are facing, how technology is playing a role in solving those pressures, what solutions they are focusing on and their practical advice for successfully deploying technology within the legal department. The panellists will also discuss how in-house teams can work more closely with their outside counsel to find tech-driven solutions to help add value to the legal function, simplify legal operations and streamline the delivery of legal services.


Rob MacAdam  
Vice President, Corporate Legal Solutions, HighQ

Rob MacAdam is an experienced legal technology and innovation consultant specialising in the design and creation of digital solutions to help law firms and corporate legal teams transform the delivery of legal services. As a former M&A and private equity lawyer for some of the United Kingdom’s leading law firms, he is passionate about the use of technology to create smarter legal service delivery methods, as well as innovative new legal products. He leads legal solution strategy and design for HighQ. Before joining HighQ in 2017, he was group innovation manager for Pinsent Masons as part of its award-winning SmartDelivery team. He is an active member of the legal tech community, regularly contributing for organisations and publications such as the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, The Lawyer, Bloomberg, Corporate Counsel and Law360.  

Stuart Brown
General Counsel, UK, Bupa

Stuart Brown joined Bupa in February 2018 as general counsel, UK. He was formerly general counsel and company secretary at Guardian Financial Services Holdings; before that, he was group legal director at Friends Life plc. He has also held senior legal counsel positions at Swiss Re (Admin Re UK) and GE Insurance Solutions. He trained and qualified into the corporate insurance team at Clifford Chance.

Jim Hall
Executive Vice President, Skyview Capital

At Skyview Capital, Jim Hall oversees all legal and regulatory responsibilities worldwide, including strategic legal consulting, practical business guidance, business structures, corporate governance, compliance, litigation, and drafting and negotiating agreements across international commercial transactions and acquisitions.

Mr Hall has over 30 years’ international legal experience across a diverse range of disciplines, in both private practice and in-house positions all over the world. Prior to joining Skyview Capital, he held senior commercial and corporate roles at Nokia Siemens Networks and at Motorola Solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he co-founded and scaled a successful start-up company and saw it through to profitable divestiture.

David Griffin
Head of Legal and Governance Systems and Change, BT Group

David Griffin is the head of legal and governance systems and change at BT Group. His role is to ensure that the lawyers at BT are fully supported by the technology they use so that they can add real value to the business. His previous roles include leading the delivery and then the architecture of the legal technology department at Deutsche Bank, building and delivering value to the legal department through technology.


Rob MacAdam


18 July 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min