In-house legal teams: how much of your time is being wasted?
In-house legal teams
How much of your time is being wasted?
There has been increasing amounts of pressure on you and your team as a result of having to cope with heavier work loads, a rise in the volume of regulation, coupled with higher service level expectations from the business.
You will have explored new, smarter ways of working, you may already have tried working with consultants, or have invested in legal technology, or asked your law firms to deliver legal services in a more efficient way, to suit you.
Your efforts will have made a difference, but there is still more to do. You know your team needs to become better business partners, managers of legal risk and more efficient. Only then can you show the business the real value you bring.
Being reactive and fighting fires takes up far too most of your energy and time, You don't have enough of the right resources, (legal and non legal) and find it challenging to get more investment to make the changes that are needed.
Your are still ambitious and recognise the need to work more strategically so you can add more value to the business. But you know you need help, from experts who can deliver pragmatic solutions to the issues your are faced with.
"Change, before you have to" - Jack Welsh G.E.
Insider Business - 2nd best Global CEO of the last 20 years
Ethien is a new consulting, managed services and technology company for legal and compliance.
Do you need to change, or are you........
- In great shape, on top of everything, in no need of help, thanks
- Generally ok, but will need to make some changes in the future
- Finding a few things challenging, happy to talk later in the year
- Quite a few challenges, we will need help in the near future
- Lots to do, some big challenges, In need of help ASAP!
We help unlock the potential and transform the delivery of legal and compliance services, by helping clients to "spend more time, on the work that matters the most"
Is the potential of legal realised and valued?
In-house legal teams are crucial to the operation and success of most businesses. However, they are often seen simply as the 'policemen' or 'doctors' of the company and their true potential is rarely realised or valued.
The potential of our legal function is....
- Rarely realised and valued
- Mostly realised and valued
- Always realised and valued
Why is so much time being wasted?
In our work with in-house legal teams we see up to 40% of a lawyers time is wasted by barriers and constraints such as;
- Ad-hoc and bespoke processes
- Too much administration and non-legal work
- Poor access to information and documents
- Organisational structure of the team
- Senior lawyers doing routine work
- Non-existent or dated technology platforms"
Andy Loach - CEO, Ethien
Removing these barriers frees up valuable time and resources, but the combined expertise of lawyers and other specialists is needed to transform performance.
How much of your time do you feel is being wasted?
- Up to 20%
- 20% - 30%
- 30% - 40%
- More than 40%
Some progress is being made...
Legal teams want to work more strategically, to be better business partners and managers of legal risk, however, they tend to be reactive, spending too much time fire-fighting. Progress is being made, but building a business case for change and securing extra investment can be challenging.
In which area would you like to make improvements?
- Business partnering
- Risk management
- People and capabilities
- Efficiency optimisation
You are not on your own; Ethien has worked with many in-house legal teams facing similar challenges and has the experience, people and tools to help you and your team.
Who are Ethien?
A Highly Experienced Team
With deep legal expertise
Having held leadership positions in leading law firms and legal departments, who have delivered some of the most complex and innovative projects in the legal sector.
Experts from award-winning consulting, services and technology organisations armed with fresh thinking and insights from other sectors and industries.
Help clients to look at their world in a different way
Opportunities to exploit new, innovative ways of working
Integrated consulting, managed services and technology solutions
For legal teams
Legal Value Mapping
How does legal add more value?
Zero Budget Transformation
Transformation without a budget?
Legal Efficiency Programmes
How to deliver services efficiently?
Managed Legal Services
Document / Contract Review
On/offshore lawyers & paralegals
Using latest technology platforms
Interim Legal Support
Lawyers, paralegals, managers
High Q collaboration platform
Dramatic efficiency improvements
Contract Lifecycle Management
Automation and management
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Mitigate risk & improve productivity
Why partner with Ethien?
Our track record
We work with legal teams of all shapes and sizes and in all sectors
Ethien helps reduce the amount of time legal teams spend on lower value activities and redirect it to activities that drive value.
Unlocking savings from routine legal work enables you to reinvest in areas that lower risk and improve business performance.
Unlike consultancies that offer advice without delivery, or outsourcers that deliver generic services without any vision, Ethien builds integrated services helping clients transform the way they deliver legal work.
Global Publishing Company
Commissioned to design, build and deliver a global legal transformation program to improve business partnering, risk management and overall efficiency .
A global legal team with 200+ based in 12 countries
Major UK Regulator
The legal team were under big pressure to become more efficient so we analysed their legal spend, reviewed their outside counsel guidelines and are helping to make 30% savings.
A legal team of a major UK regulator
What's in a name?
And should we be talking?
Our name, Ethien, comes from the word ethics, which for us is all about “doing the right thing".
This philosophy is very important to us, it guides how we work with each other, our clients and our partners.
We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, ask a few questions and share some insights on how we might be able to help.
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