GC Collective
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GC Collective

The role of in-house legal counsel is constantly evolving: it’s not just about legal advice any more. As a firm, we are evolving too; to make sure that the advice, support and services we offer will help you to remain a vital part of the DNA of your business.

What we do

GC Collective is a resource aimed solely at supporting GCs by offering insight, advice and peer support, as well as networking opportunities, training and mentoring for GCs and in-house legal teams.

Through expert briefings, Q&As, mentoring and training, as well as networking opportunities to help you keep ahead of the latest challenges and flexible employment solutions to support your business, we’ll be with you every step of the way to keep your career, your team and your organisation evolving.

Backed by years of experience and the resource of an international legal business with more than 2,200 people and coverage across the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America, our offer for GCs is designed to add value and make a real difference.

Detailed elements of our services

  • The GC Collective is an opportunity to meet other GCs, giving you support which may not be available in your business. Use our regular events including hot-topic discussions and networking sessions to keep ahead of the game, as well as learning from and interacting with your peers. Plus regular briefings from DAC Beachcroft’s expert in-house lawyers give you access to professional insight and analysis.
  • Q&A sessions with our lawyers, published here after being broadcast live for Collective members via Webex, are a chance to hear our, and other GCs’, views on key issues which affect you and your business.
  • Training opportunities give you and your team access to DAC Beachcroft and external experts, from seminars and workshops through to bi-annual GC conferences which contribute to your CPD hours.
  • Our mentoring programme for in-house legal teams gives your junior staff the opportunity to learn from sector and / or legal specialists.
  • Contract Keeper, our unique contract management system, is designed to help you create and use standard contracts, and to store all new and existing contacts on one central system; helping you to manage risk, reduce cost and create value for your business.
  • You can also support or supplement your legal team with our short term employment solutions service, run through the DAC Beachcroft People Pool.

Find out more about what the Collective could offer you:

To join DAC Beachcroft's GC Collective please follow the collection or email us.

Events

Our regular events including hot-topic discussions and networking sessions to keep ahead of the game, as well as learning from and interacting with your peers. Plus regular briefings from DAC Beachcroft’s expert in-house lawyers give you access to professional insight and analysis. 

You can view our upcoming events here.

Training

Training for both GCs and in-house legal teams is paramount. To help you stay ahead of the curve (and complete your CPD hours) we’ve developed a training programme of seminars, workshops and bi-annual conferences.

We will post details of upcoming training programmes here.

Conferences

Each year, we run two full-day conferences for general counsel, which count towards CPD hours. We will post upcoming conferences here.

Mentoring

Our mentoring scheme pairs junior members of your in-house legal team with experienced DAC Beachcroft lawyers who can advise, guide and help develop them in their careers within your business.

With over 2,000 lawyers working across sectors and with varied expertise, we can find the perfectly matched mentor to help you get the most from your team.

To find out more and discuss your needs, please contact Ben Daniels, Partner and GC Collective lead.

Contact us

If you have a query, or would like to contact the GC Collective with ideas for future discussion, event, training or Q&A topics, please email gccollective@dacbeachcroft.com.

What our clients say

“Thanks again for a very enjoyable evening with David and Charles – thoroughly interesting evening, delightfully hosted and a unique opportunity.”

“An outstanding evening.”

“Thoroughly splendid all round.”

“It was a great evening and gained some useful insights.”

“Just to formally thank you for a really interesting evening – what a great client event!”

“Thank you for inviting me to such a unique event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was just overwhelmed by the setting.”

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