News Archive: 2018

12 Dec 2018

Legal operations managers from top UK companies explain what they do and how they are transforming their businesses. Featuring comments from Claire Debney about her consulting role as head of legal strategy at Shire.

18 Nov 2018

WINNER: CV Magazine's 2018 HR & Training Awards - podteam@Shire

The work we have been doing at Shire with the pod transformation programme is recognised by CV Magazine in the categories of Bespoke Learning Programmes of the Year for podacademy and Best Technology Enabled Mentoring Programme for mentorpod.

05 Nov 2018

Claire Debney talks about legal operations: the good, the bad and the ugly in a panel session at The Lawyer conference. How can legal tech drive efficiency? How can the cost be justified to the rest of the business?  Will increased adoption of legal tech lead to smaller in-house teams?

Discussing these questions and more were Schroders’ head of operations, Fiona Robb; Shire head of legal strategy Claire Debney; LexisNexis engagements manager Ann Hemming; and Vodafone head of legal operations Amy McConnell; with LexisNexis Legal’s head of in-house Sophie Gould in the chair. Watch the session on video. 

25 Jun 2018

The work we are doing at Shire is recognised in this category for the pod project. Shire is the only in-house legal team to be shortlisted and was awarded 2nd place Highly Commended from the judges.

11 Jun 2018

ACC Legal Operations Conference (USA)

Claire Debney talks to Seth Stern of Bloomberg about legal strategy at Shire at the ACC Legal Operations Conference in Chicago. Claire ran a workshop on effective communication for driving change using a design thinking approach on behalf of her client, Shire.  

24 May 2018

The work we are doing at Shire has been recognised in the training innovation category for the podacademy (which is part of the pod [people | operations | development ] transformation program that we have designed for in-house legal departments of any size or location.  Shire was the only in-house legal team to be shortlisted. We are delighted for the global legal team on this recognition of their commitment to developing members of the department. 












17 Apr 2018

The GC Powerlist recognizes in-house innovation, quality, and excellence. The Shire legal team was included in the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare sector (on page 50); one of only three teams to be listed. The publication features an interview with Claire on page 14 and the pod project which she is designing and leading for Shire.

24 Jan 2018

Claire Debney talks about the Contract Management sandbox session she delivered for the Shire Legal Summit in November 2017.

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