For over a decade LOD has been partnering with clients to provide lawyers on secondment into in-house legal teams around the world. One of the consistent pieces of feedback we receive is the ability of our secondees to seamlessly integrate into our clients’ teams and start adding value. Over this time, we’ve gathered a wealth of information about how secondees can ‘hit the ground running.’ We’ve seen what works and where challenges tend to form and need to be overcome.
By synthesising our internal know-how with fresh advice from several seconded in-house lawyers and legal managers across the UK and Asia Pacific, we’ve distilled 10 key tips. We’ve also included some tips for those managing secondees: