The In-House Lawyer needs you – let us know what you really want

In early August, many of you will have received an email from IHL, with any luck while you were keeping on top of your work emails from the luxury of a sun lounger, rather than during an ill-fated roundtrip to the airport departure lounge.
This is a quick reminder in case you haven’t had a chance to follow up, of our request for feedback. We are dedicated to bringing our loyal readers the most business-critical, actionable and insightful editorial content that we can, even as the world affecting the modern in-house team evolves so rapidly around it.

The only way we can continue to consistently create content of the highest possible quality is to find out what really matters to you. By responding to the IHL readership survey we have sent you, or emailing me at the address below, you can help to shape the magazine into the publication you really want to read, and which will be most relevant to your business.

This issue of IHL features profiles from Elisabeth Sullivan, the high-profile legal chief of beloved high street bookseller Waterstones, as well as insights from the dynamic Wayne Spillett, Vodafone’s head of legal for commercial operations, IP and corporate secretariat. Do you want to see more of this kind of people-focused article?

Or is it more sector-focused features you are after, like our write-up of a panel sponsored by Travers Smith on acting for clients on ESG-related risks in which law firm partners, GCs, and experts from the Bar met with a crisis-management guru to share their insights?

If so, which sectors are most relevant to you and your business? Are you all about trends in technology, cyber security and data protection, dispute resolution, competition, employment, or something else?

For this latest issue, we also have three incisive market reports featuring developments in competition, corporate restructuring, and employment respectively. For these, IHL sat down with Nicholas Levy of Cleary Gottlieb to discuss CMA chief executive Andrea Coscelli’s legacy and analyse the current global antitrust market. We interviewed Shearman & Sterling’s restructuring and insolvency team to find out the latest trends in this constantly changing practice area and spoke with partners from Paul Hastings, Mishcon de Reya and Lewis Silkin on grappling with employment challenges in the new hybrid working world.

We hope you find these valuable, but do let us know how we can improve.

Elsewhere in this issue, partners from Pinsent Masons got around the table with an eclectic group of in-house counsel to thrash out how law firms can improve their offering for good. We hope you find the debate thought-provoking and wide-ranging as it crosses topics including reputational risk, ESG compliance and ethnic and gender diversity.

It goes without saying that all our readers and their views are incredibly valued by us, and we are very much looking forward to receiving your feedback and taking it on board for future issues.

Please let us know what you really think.