Managing the Legal Department: The Law Firm-Law Department Relationship
Article from: OGEL 2 (2005), in Managing a Legal Department
The relationship between the internal and external legal adviser is one which does not get frequently discussed. It is vital to the well being of both the company being advised and the law firm providing the advice. This article discusses the key elements of the law firm-law department relationship. Acknowledging that each company and each law firm will be unique, and that therefore each relationship will be unique and will need individual consideration, it assesses common features of those relationships. In addition to discussing the nature and structure of an optimum client-adviser ...