Grey Matters – complex legal issues that aren’t black or white

There is a whole grey area out there for in-house lawyers. From cryptocurrency, GDPR, and Brexit, all the way through to the gender pay gap, AI, and agile working. These issues are complex and ambiguous adding extra pressure on your role, and what’s more, these problems rarely have a single black or white answer.

The traditional in-house role has evolved from being a transactional formality into a strategic partnership interacting with every part of the business. You are tasked with doing more than ever before and often, with limited resource. You want to be able to identify and handle difficult situations and be seen as a business partner helping your company to grow.

Episode 2: Does big tech need big law?

As the power and influence of big tech continues to grow, and even surpass that of countries and governments, is it time for the law to establish itself as a institute of control? Or is the technology itself benign and the really agents of disruption the users who wield it? In this episode of Grey Matters we ask Rob Wortham, AI & robotics expert and teaching fellow at the University of Bath; is it time for big tech to be controlled by big changes in to the law?

Episode 1: Cryptocurrency and the law

with Dr Aeron Buchanan. Blockchain Expert.

Filmed in the Ashmolean Museum, Dr Aeron Buchanan speaks to us about the complex challenges that many legal teams are facing when it comes to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. From the changes to how we will write contracts, through to the challenges around a geographically decentralised system, blockchain and cryptocurrencies are one of the major grey areas of our time.

We are here to give clarity on ambiguous issues

We have set up Grey Matters – a community of in-house lawyers to enable you to discuss these grey areas, share your knowledge, challenges and expertise in a safe and collaborative environment.

Join our legal community and be a part of the solution

As a member of Grey Matters, you will also have access to a private LinkedIn group where we will share legal updates, blogs, videos and invites to all of our in-house events throughout the year. This will enable you to come together with your peers to discuss and learn from your experiences whilst we keep you up to date with these grey areas that affect you the most.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of our LinkedIn group, or wish to ask a question in particular'. Lucy Nash will be happy to help.

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