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In-house legal functions must adapt to thrive in digital age

26 November 2019

The in-house legal function must transform itself into a technology-led, data-rich provider of legal and risk anticipation services to become an integral part of its organisation's operations, according to a new white paper from international law firm Allen & Overy.

In "The future of the in-house legal  function", Jonathan Brayne, Partner and Chairman of Fuse, A&O's tech innovation space, outlines the transformation challenge that needs to be addressed over the next decade. The paper also examines how legal functions should respond to the forces that are disrupting and reshaping their traditional operating model. 

Commenting on the paper, Jonathan said: "The legal market is approaching a tipping point. With issues such as cost pressures, advances in technology and regulatory overload all combining to present legal market participants with choices they can no longer put off.

"Over the next few years, in-house legal functions will need to adapt to pressures in the market. This paper will offer a tool against which in-house legal functions can challenge themselves and ask difficult questions as they tackle that exciting future.

The white paper can be read in full here:

For further information, please contact Rajiv Pattni,, on +44 (0)20 3088 1237.