The Changing Role of the GC: A Proactive Approach to Facing Challenges in Legislation & Technology

When: Tuesday, 1 May
Where: BMA House, London (click for map)

Join Wolters Kluwer for a half-day event with leading corporate lawyers to learn how they are addressing regulatory and legislative changes in the run up to Brexit. We have invited Guy Lougher, Partner and Head of Brexit advisory at Pinsent Masons, to provide practical advice to corporate counsel on the future of regulation and the threats posed by Brexit. This is a unique opportunity to hear about legal and regulatory issues connected with Brexit, at a time when the future remains very uncertain.  

The event will also explore how in-house lawyers can take on a more strategic role in helping the business deal with Brexit uncertainty in a timely manner.  Helen Swaffield, Head of Chambers Contract Law Chambers, will lead a workshop on new updates in contract law, while Ivan Darby, Vice President, Legal Software Development at Wolters Kluwer Technology, will explain how Legal Technology is impacting the legal profession. At the end of the morning, Shay Ogunsanya, LLB, MA, Legal Sales Manager & Relationship Manager effacts at Wolters Kluwer, will walk you through how corporate lawyers can proactively assess their current exposure to Brexit-related risks and boost their effectiveness with the right technology. 

Why attend:

    • Network with peers and subject matter experts
    • Get tips for dealing with Brexit uncertainty in a timely manner
    • Discover strategies for driving efficiency with the right technology
    • Latest developments in contract law including GDPR


9:00-9:15 Arrival and breakfast
9:15-9:30 Welcome  Shay Ogunsanya, Manager U.K. & Ireland – effacts by Wolters Kluwer
9:30-10:00 The role of regulators in a post-Brexit world – Guy Lougher, Partner and Head of Brexit advisory at Pinsent Masons 

Guy heads the firm’s cross-disciplinary Brexit team, advising clients on the implications of Brexit for their businesses and how best to respond to the challenges and opportunities which Brexit raises
10:00-10:30 Legal Tech and the Legal Profession – Ivan Darby, Vice President, Legal Software Development – Wolters Kluwer
Ivan has worked closely with corporate counsel in a career that has included Head of Technology at Lexis Nexis UK and running his own company as an entrepreneur. He is a leader on the front line of technological change for lawyers
10:30-11:00 Extracting Value from Legal Information – Shay Ogunsanya, Manager U.K. & Ireland – effacts by Wolters Kluwer

This session will show how, by adopting technology to generate insights, legal professionals can communicate the impact of legal, regulatory and contractual changes to stakeholders and be involved in making strategic decisions that will drive business success
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Contract Law Update – New cases for in-house counsel – Helen Swaffield, Barrister – Head of Chambers Contract Law Chambers, London

This session will include: MOUs and LOIs; Mandatory payment terms publication; Excluding liability - the new regime; Indemnifying for the GDPR; Notice health check
12:15-12:30 Closing remarks and networking

This event offers you 4 hours of developments towards your Continuing Competence requirements. You can contact Hannah Ogden after the event to receive a certificate of completion.

The content of this event addresses the following requirements in the SRA Statement of Competence:

    • A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements
    • B4 Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client's instructions
    • B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions
    • C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people
    • D1 Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard, both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise
    • D2 Keep, use and maintain accurate, complete and clear records

We look forward to seeing you there!


effacts is a secure online repository for all your legal information that has smart functions to help you get the most value out of it.

    • Store. Easily organize your key contracts, company documents, claims and compliance policies in one central place.

    • Find. Get easy, instant access to the information with powerful Google-style searches.

  • Summarize. Make key information from long documents more visible and understandable to the whole organization.

  • Track. Build workflows to help you manage risk in contracts, entities, claims and policies.

  • Report. Generate detailed reports and charts that can provide the management information your team or your board needs.

  • Share. Give permission-based access to different departments to allow them to see the information that helps them do their jobs better.

  • Empower. Set up self-service portals to enable different departments to manage their own legal affairs, with your legal oversight.

effacts modules

Entity management

Entity Management

Contract Management

Contract Management

Claim Management

Claim Management

Compliance management

Compliance Management