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Legal Management Consulting

Through the use of technology and process improvement, Deloitte Legal UK’s Legal Management Consulting services supports General Counsel seeking to increase the value of the services they deliver and the efficiency and effectiveness of legal and contracting functions.

Companies need their legal and contracting teams to keep pace with the commercial needs of the business, including the increasing digitisation of service delivery.

Today’s corporate General Counsel faces multiple challenges: a heightened regulatory environment, mass globalisation of business, and acceleration of technology advancements. This is resulting in increased complexity and demand from the business, in turn creating an unsustainable workload for existing in-house legal and contracting teams. The current business landscape creates a compelling reason for legal departments to rethink their operating model, achieve greater efficiencies and increase the value they deliver back to the business.

Our legal management consulting encompasses two key areas: legal department transformation and contract & commercial management function transformation. These combined practices have a depth in the intricacies of the day-to-day needs of the modern legal department, as well as the broad implications and opportunities across the full contract lifecycle – including and beyond legal.

Our legal department work focuses on target operating model design and implementation. This includes developing legal service catalogues, legal risk management frameworks, external spend management programmes including panel reviews, people and organisation design, legal operations set up and technology and data programmes.

Our contract & commercial consulting includes assessment of current state maturity, target operating model design, alternative sourcing models, technology selection and implementation and targeted solutions such as template simplification. We focus on business outcomes, especially on our design of post-signature processes, which ensure compliance with contractual obligations, but also on the commercial management of the same – typically an area of material value leakage.

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Jack Diggle

Jack Diggle

Partner

Jack Diggle is the global lead partner for Deloitte’s Legal Management Consulting practice, based in London. He specialises in the transformation of law department and law firm operating models. Prior... More

Tom Birdseye

Tom Birdseye

Director

Tom is a Director within the Legal Management Consulting team and leads our Law Department Consulting practice in the UK. A recognised expert in delivering transformational change in legal environment... More

Craig Conte

Craig Conte

Partner

Craig is the Partner responsible for Deloitte’s Contracts Legal Management Consulting team and has been working in contracting, contract management and tech enablement for over 20 years. Craig’s team ... More