The In-House Department today is faced with greater challenges than it did in the last decade. Chief among which is the need for greater efficiency and giving greater value for money. There is therefore an urgent need for retooling in order to keep up to speed with the realities of today.

According to Lere Fashola, Founder of the ESQ Practical Lawyers Academy, this unique intensive training uses up-to-date management thinking and techniques to focus on the real and challenging issues that are confronting today’s in-house legal departments. The format for his training is designed to help in-house lawyers and corporate legal departments to establish a framework for managing and leading the department to high performance, managing the relationship with outside lawyers including fee structures, change management and finally knowledge management.

He stated further that at this training, the expert trainers will share with participants their own experiences from working on both sides of the fence – both as private practice lawyers and in-house lawyers.

They will refer to and explore up-to-the-minute management and leadership methodologies and techniques. They will also explain the economics of law firms and the reasons why they are prevented from providing keener pricing mechanisms. The training also offers a unique opportunity to share existing best practice and establish industry-wide norms with colleagues from different organisations and countries.
What you will learn:

– Understand your strategic & operational role as legal departmental head and your client employer’s perceptions and requirements for the strategic development of legal services as well as the day to day support

– Understand what size and structure your legal team should be, how to build high performance teams and how to delegate to them effectively

– Deepen your skill competencies for departmental heads e.g. leadership, communication, and time management

– Lead and manage a project

– Enhance your relationship management skills with best practice techniques for building trust & influence with your key clients

Decipher the corporate governance issues and business and legal risks affecting your employer and your team

Employ best-practice strategies and tips for managing external lawyer

Date: 24th May, 2021 – 27th May, 2021
Time: 10:00am
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For contact and enquiries about this training, kindly contact Tayo (Tel: 08132676084, Email: or Tosin (08094403711 –

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