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Buying Legal Council presents

Legal Procurementconference


12 June 2018 in London 

Photo credit: Luca Micheli unsplash.com

The Buying Legal Council® is the international trade organization for legal procurement. Our members are tasked with sourcing legal, alternative and ancillary legal services and managing supplier relationships.
With a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services, our conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.
8:00 Registration & Breakfast 
8:45 Welcome & Legal Procurement Trends
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein & Simone Claudia-Buying Legal Council
9:00 Keynote: The Critical Elements of Non-Hourly Pricing
Richard Stock-Catalyst Consulting
9:45 Panel Discussion
Claire Phillips-Sainsburys, Sarah Barrett-Vane-SBV Legal Operations, Nick Williams-Proxima, Damian Taylor-Dentons
Moderator: Jonathan Ames-The Times
10:30  Morning Break
11:00 Talk: How Procurement can Leverage Technology of the Legal Department
Jo Guy-Lloyds Banking Group, Michael Tal-BusyLamp
11:15 Case Study: Achieving Maturity in Metrics and Sourcing
Jerome Raguin-Yerra Solutions
12:00 Talk: Procurement Intelligence - Go Digital or Die
Orazio Difruscolo-Swiss Re
12:15 Talk: The Power of Procurement to Drive Innovation
Denise Nurse-Halebury
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Talk: Alternative & Ancillary Legal Services Providers
Simone Claudia-Buying Legal Council
13:45 Talk: A low Hourly Rate is not the Cheapest Solution
Hans Schuurman-Law4ce
14:00 Talk: Bespoke Price Risk-Sharing Models
Richard Burcher-Validatum and Legal Pricing Academy
14:15 Talk: Data Analysis & Legal Category Management
Tim Haveron Jones-UnitedLex
14:30 Talk: The End of the Panel Process?
Stephanie Hamon-Barclays
14:45 Information: Legal Spend Under Management
Jack Diggle-Elevate Services
14:50 Afternoon Break
15:30 Keynote: What's Most Important to In-House Counsel when Procuring Legal Services?
Tim Nightingale-Nisus Consulting
16:15 Panel Discussion Legal Procurement
Laura Doyle-Royal Bank of Scotland, Sandy Duncan-Lloyds Banking Group, Vincent Gautheron-Conduent (formerly: Nationwide Building Society), Cian Power-Imperial Brands
17:00 Final Thoughts
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein-Buying Legal Council & Keri Cupples-Dentons
17:15 Drinks
Buyers of Legal, Alternative & Ancillary Legal Services
Buying Legal Council Members  £250
Non-Members  £350
Conference plus 1 year Individual Membership (Value $250)  £370
Conference plus 1 year Corporate Membership (Value $750)  £700
Providers of Legal, Alternative & Ancillary Legal Service
Buying Legal Council "Friends"  £530
General Admission  £590
Conference plus 1 year "Friendship" (Value $400)  £660
Registration Closed
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Written requests for registration refunds must be received via e-mail by 12 May 2018. All conference cancellations received on or before that date will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of £100. No refunds for memberships or friendships. No refunds will be made after that date (name substitutions only). Refunds are not given for no-shows.

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Dentons ​

One Fleet Place
EC4M 7RA (GPS postcode)
EC4M 7WS (mailing postcode only) 

D +44 (0)20 7242 1212 F +44 (0)20 7246 7777 

One Fleet Place is located at the northern end of the Fleet Place Estate, which stretches from Holborn Viaduct to Ludgate Hill. The building has two entrances: on the main Fleet Place courtyard and on the walkway between the courtyard and Holborn Viaduct. 

St Paul's (Central Line) is the principal Underground station for Fleet Place and is located just a few minutes' walkaway. Alternatively, both Farringdon station (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle Line) and Blackfriars station (Circle and District Line) are in close proximity to Fleet Place. 


Crowne Plaza-City

19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB

+44 871 942 9190


The Crowne Plaza-City is offering special rates to Buying Legal Council conference attendees and panelists. direct all booking inquiries to Benoit Raffi, groups coordinator at loncy.groups [at] ihg.com. 


The hotel is located in the historic Square mile, between West End theatres and the up-and-coming East End. The location is steps from the River Thames, opposite Blackfriars rail station and 4 stops from Euro star connections at St Pancras International rail station. London City Airport is 8 miles away and London Heathrow Airport can be reached in 40 minutes by taxi.


For questions, please contact

Dr. Lena Campagna, Conference Director (lena@buyinglegal.com)

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Executive Director (silvia@buyinglegal.com)