Dr Catherine McGregor

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Passionately interested in the role of the client in determining the future of legal services. Catherine developed GC Magazine to focus on the intersection of business and management issues in relation to the role of the modern global general counsel. I am also a long-time advocate of diversity and inclusion in the law.

Catherine’s career  has been concentrated on strategic engagement with clients of law firms and in developing practically focused content to assist in their aims and objectives outside of technical legal requirements.

Working as an independent advisor to law firms and legal departments around the world. she focuses on the practical challenges for modern legal departments , in-house lawyers and their companies and the related challenges and opportunities for their advisors that understanding their clients can bring. Additionally she is the Editor-in-Chief of Skaicre, a specialist community for real estate general counsel and lawyers.

In the diversity and inclusion space,she is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.

Catherine launched the Chambers Women in Law initiative in 2009 to celebrate the achievements of women lawyers. At GC Magazine and The Legal 500 she created a series of reports of diversity and inclusion, which have been described as some of the most useful  in the space. These considered the role of in-house lawyers both in being part of  change both their own organisations and also in creating change in the wider legal industry.

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Branding may not seem crucial to in-house lawyers, but it’s actually linked to a number of areas that are significant for legal teams. Moving the legal team to be seen as colleagues and business partners; making connections with colleagues which will help with influence and collaboration; defining the range of skills lawyers bring to the […]

26 Apr 2021
Talent Strategies for the Legal Department of the Future.

How we think about talent needs to change. As increased use of technology becomes the norm, it is also noteworthy that many of the more ‘human’ qualities are what will define the search for talent in the future. As more and more tasks are handed over to automation, qualities such as empathy and judgement become […]

27 Mar 2021
Only Connect

Collaboration is one of the most pressing issues in modern business; both internal and external collaboration. Business experts such as Gillian Tett and Heidi Gardner all cite the excessive presence of silos in organisations as one of the most significant barriers to success for many modern businesses. There are numerous blocks to collaboration, many of […]

25 Feb 2021
Legal Operations, the new black for the legal profession…

Nicole Arbiv was Head of Legal Operations EMEA at HP Enterprises for many years. Now she is Director of Legal Operations at law tech company LawGeex. She speaks to Catherine McGregor about why Legal Operations is the new black for the legal profession … By Dr Catherine McGregor    Whilst legal operations has been around […]

29 Jan 2021
Smashing the System – An interview with Rupa Patel, general counsel at Awaze

Dr Catherine McGregor speaks with Rupa Patel, general counsel at the travel company, Awaze. “Don’t hire them if they are not diverse! If you are a board level GC it is incumbent on you to influence your service providers” Rupa Patel is a female general counsel who has developed a successful career through several exciting […]

30 Nov 2020

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