What commercial clients want from their lawyer

The perspective of Brett McAnulty, General Counsel for TVNZ on what companies want from their lawyers:

“The relationship between external and in-house counsel has changed remarkably in the last ten years….So how does TVNZ engage with external firms? We don’t operate a panel, although we are participants in the All of Government procurement scheme. We don’t hire firms – we choose to work with individuals or teams within firms. We hire people we like working with. We outsource legal work because: we are either too busy; the work is outside of our expertise; or we want to check we are on the right track ourselves. What does all this mean for law firms? And how can they best serve? Here is a list of suggestions.”

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