Events & Workshops for In-House Lawyers
Inspirational, practical, expert – helping to make in-house lawyers better business partners.
Analytical Tools for In-House Lawyers
Intuitive, simple technology developed specifically for in-house lawyers to help manage their work more efficiently.
Mentoring and Career Development for In-House Lawyers
From trainee to retirement for all the key moments in a career mentoring from some of the most experienced and empathetic people in our profession.
Consulting Support for In-House Lawyers
Practical, pragmatic and proportionate advice for your strategic and operational development.
The LBC Wise Counsel Team
LBC Wise Counsel was founded to work with in-house lawyers. Our team comprises a small core group of consultants who have worked as General Counsel and in other senior legal or business roles. In addition we are supported by a group of brilliant Associates all of whom have very significant other roles, but who also support our projects, programmes and events in the UK and overseas and who mentor for us as well.
Chief Executive -- Paul leads many of LBC's significant projects and lectures widely at events and conferences in the UK, Europe, the U.S. and South Africa. Themes include legal services strategy, skills development and the changing face of the legal profession.Profile Twitter LinkedIn
Director -- Jonathan has spent over 20 years as an in-house lawyer, including at Fujitsu (formerly ICL) where he was General Counsel of its UK & Ireland businesses and before that, Legal Director for the European IT services business. He has also held roles with Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Managed Legal Services business and PHH.Profile Twitter LinkedIn
Client Experience Director -- Jerry is a customer experience specialist (not a lawyer). However, Jerry has helped with law firms in the past to develop their client experiences and the supporting organisational infrastructure and he also spent many years in senior management roles as a customer experience practitioner within Lloyds Banking Group.Profile Twitter LinkedIn
Events Co-ordinator -- Tina is our Events Co-ordinator, general 'go-to' girl and 'mother' to everyone. Tina has a legal background with experience in both private practice and in-house, latterly PA to the Head of Legal at Kraft Foods. She joined us at LBC Wise Counsel around 8 years ago.Profile
Chairman -- In 1970 he graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, where he read classics.Profile
Associate -- Bruce was elected to the office of Vice President in 2012 and became President of the Law Society of Scotland in 2013.Profile
Associate -- Stephen was senior partner and Golds' best-known rainmaker, until the firm merged with national giant Irwin Mitchell in 2007, where he stayed for just under 3 years, first as a partner and then as a consultant, working with the firm's commoditised, corporate and commercial practice areas.Profile Twitter LinkedIn
Associate -- Charles coaches corporate teams and individuals to help them boost performance. He holds an MSc from Ashridge Business School, has taught on the Advanced Management Programme at Henley Business School and is an Associate Course Director for The Leadership TrustProfile
Associate -- Feizal Hajat OBE, Head of Law at one of the UK's largest Local Authorities, Birmingham City Council. Feizal's service to Local Government was recognised by the Queen when she awarded him the OBE in June 2011.Profile
An experienced advertising and marketing professional, with extensive voluntary sector trustee experience in medical, arts and education charitiesProfile
Associate -- Craig Hunter is a qualified company secretary, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the founding director of an award winning consultancy specialising in corporate governance and compliance. He was also the Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB for London 2012, leading a team of 300 athletes and over 250 support staff.Profile
Associate -- Chairman of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales since 1999.Profile
Associate -- Fiona is General Counsel at Lafarge Tarmac, having previously been Managing Director at Coventa EnergyProfile
Associate -- Solicitor and Consultant; Non Executive Director Bath Building Society, former Head of Legal Services, Cheltenham & Gloucester plc / Lloyds Banking GroupProfile
Associate -- Senior Adviser at the Financial Conduct Authority, previously CEO of Stroud & Swindon Building Society, Senior Adviser at the Bank of England and Executive Director Sales & Marketing at Nationwide.Profile