Following our recent article ("Five key benefits of an in-house lawyer over a private practice lawyer"), we can bring you even more benefits of an in-house legal team from this US based article which has been brought to our attention by one of our freelance in-house lawyers:
The article, written last May by, Christine S. Johnson, the general counsel of, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, a franchise of barbeque fast food restaurants in the United States, eloquently supports the notion of having an in house team.
This element in particular resonated with us:
"Any in-house legal team spends a significant amount of time drafting legal documents and providing traditional legal advice, but the skill set found in most qualified legal staff (e.g. being organized, detail oriented, and capable of creative problem solving) is often useful to other departments within the company. Lawyers and other legal staff are often happy to take an active role in managing large scale projects company-wide and are typically not intimidated by the need to produce quality results within an aggressive timeline."