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Dec 8, 2021

CLI Distinguished FellowSarah El-Atm is our guest host for this episode (three of three). Sarah’s 12-month Fellowship explored whether client problems can be better solved by multidisciplinary teams (lawyers and allied professionals).

In the third and final episode, Sarah discusses the critical factors and questions law firms should ask as they start to build their own multidisciplinary teams. She discusses these and how they might work in law firms with Anu Briggs, Head of Capability, Development, and Change at Gilbert + TobinJemima Harris, Legal and Strategic Projects Director at Megaport (formerly Head of Legal Operations & Tech at LOD); Hilary Goodier, Partner and Co-Division Head (formerly Partner and Chief Operating Officer) at Ashurst Advance; and Jan Christie, Director, Capability + Organisational Development (formerly Capability and Development Manager) at Gilbert + Tobin.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • How to ensure your clients stay at the centre of your objectives for your multidisciplinary team.
  • The questions you need to consider as you plan out a multidisciplinary approach within your firm.
  • Some of the realities to be mindful of with this new approach in the legal profession.

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