Briefing 5P conference 2016

The Briefing 5P conference centres on progressing beyond traditional silos in legal services and demonstrates that project management, process and pipeline matter to everyone. People in legal business have to work together in a more inter-dependent, project-based way to deliver legal work, increase profits and retain clients.  

It is important to position yourself ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation to form a more business-like view of how procurement, pricing people, profitability and process are all interdependent and need to be viewed holistically. 

Law firm speakers

  • Paul Orchard, head of continuous improvement, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Andrew Grill, global managing partner, IBM Social Consulting
  • Zelinda Bennett, international marketing director, DLA Piper 
  • Priya Lele, legal project management lead, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Gareth Hughes, EMEA head of pricing and legal project management, Reed Smith
  • Daryl Atkinson, director of marketing and BD, Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Rachel Roberts, head of business solutions, Burges Salmon
  • Stuart Hopper, head of legal know-how and legal training, Dentons
  • Richard Copley, head of operational change, DWF
  • David Ferris, head of bids, DWF

GC / client speakers 

  • Bjarne Tellmann, senior vice president and general counsel, Pearson
  • Howard Landes, chief counsel, corporate, BG Group 
  • David Bateson, senior vice president legal, IP and sustainability, Canon Europe
  • Meera Karan, principal solicitor, governance and deputy company secretary, EDF Energy 

Industry experts 

  • Quentyn Taylor, director of information security, Canon Europe 
  • Matt Holt, consulting partner, OgilvyOne
  • Mark Bainbridge, marketing director, Black Swan
  • Ori Wiener, partner, Møller PSF Group 
  • Jeremy Nicholds, strategic advisor, business envoy, consultant, Startupbootcamp, Yoyo Wallet, Yoti, (previously at VISA and MasterCard)
  • Jamie Gilbert, business director, Deltek

Workshop leaders 

  • Ian Kehoe, senior project manager, Allen & Overy
  • John O’Donoghue, EMEA pricing and legal project manager, Reed Smith
  • Jack Martin, EMEA pricing and legal project manager, client value, Reed Smith
  • Andrew Parks, senior analyst, Burges Salmon
  • Abigail Williams, head of programme management, Burges Salmon
  • Ed Hunt, business process improvement team manager, operational change, DWF

Our conference will inspire you and show you how top-tier law firms streamline their legal products to form an end-to-end consultancy service; with faultless processes, evolving skills and superior resourcing for sales and delivery. We will also look outside of legal and take inspiration from innovative industries such as financial services, tech and engineering. It is paramount to learn from successful non-legal businesses about working in a more collaborative way across the business units.

As well as legal we are also lining up speakers from industries such as advertising, financial services/fin tech, management consulting, IT services and more...

Key themes

  • Client-firm collaboration and resourcing
  • Integration of technology and process to deliver client value and efficiency
  • Production pipelines - Visualising and creating end-to-end work processes, thinking like non-legal businesses about delivery of services
  • Better journeys for both clients and for work/projects
  • Recruitment – hiring skills and talent from outside the legal industry
  • Portfolio career management - making the best of shorter working spans and contracting – managing churn while planning projects
  • Team working - better connecting MBD functions and project and delivery/fee-earning people
  • Winning business - pitching 2.0 
  • Predicting impact - connecting marketing and PR to workload and resourcing

Case studies

  • Handling procurement-led buy-side behaviour from BT counsel and procurement 
  • Flexible resourcing business units working collaboratively with clients
  • Using management information to change client perspectives...and much more

Opportunities to share knowledge and understanding with your peers

  • Collaborative cross-team workshops on process reorganisation and rethinking, developing pricing and pitching skills and teams, legal product R&D and delivery and more...
  • Innovative opportunities for networking and making new connections

This unique one-day conference is specifically aimed at large UK, European and US law firms.

If you have any queries, please call Rikki Clark on 0870 112 5058 or email

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