The Law Boutique

The notion of deciding between core and non-core activities sends a shiver down the spine of most lawyers.

To many, the separation implies that non-core activities have been judged less important, anathema if your approach to risk is “none shall pass!”.

Before getting to what is and what is not…

Designing systems for Legal can often leave the user out in the cold

Once you’ve written your strategy for Legal, the next step is to design your operating system.

However, there is an inherent contradiction in designing a functioning system of legal documents and processes to be used primarily by…

Optimising Legal needs to begin with a dedicated strategy

Strategy is one of the most overused words in the management lexicon. Most people don’t know what it is, they certainly don’t know how to conceive and develop one and don’t realise it needs a little experience to write one.

But having an operable strategy is the foundation of a…

Article #1 from our new Legal Optimisation Blog Series

Whether you’re the first in-house lawyer in your company, a new arrival in a young company with a nascent legal function or heading up an established function, you’re facing a blizzard of challenges. It’s tough, but if you can learn how to navigate it, it can be immensely rewarding.


In our line of work, we see lots of problems arising from people signing up to contracts they don’t really understand, haven’t really read or didn’t think through properly.

Our advice before entering into any kind of supplier or client agreement is that you ask a lawyer to review it. The cost of a lawyer at the outset will be much less than resolving a dispute later on.

But if you don’t have a lawyer, here are our top…

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