A Seat on the Board

A survey last year found one fifth of junior in-house lawyers now aspire to the boardroom.[1] I recalled that survey when I was asked a couple of weeks ago  “Should the in-house lawyer accept a place on the Board of their company?” At present, few UK lawyers can boast of having (so to speak) a … More A Seat on the Board

Ethics. Not Just Compliance Please

The past decade has seen the rise of the compliance team across many organisations. What does that mean for professional ethics? The Oxford English Dictionary defines “compliance” as “an action in accordance with a request, command etc.” Compliance is therefore about the external influence of our behaviour. Ethics is about our conscience and moral principles … More Ethics. Not Just Compliance Please