In-House Lawyers and Non-Executive Directors: A Discussion About Best Practice

23 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2019

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Richard Moorhead

Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London

Trevor Clark

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Alan Brener

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Paul Gilbert

LBC Wise Counsel

Steven Vaughan

Faculty of Laws, University College London

Date Written: June 27, 2019

Abstract

Non-executive directors (NEDs) perform a central role in corporate governance, in providing effective challenge to executives. In-house lawyers (IHLs) are central to an organisation’s ability to function effectively and within the law. The relationships between the two constituencies is sometimes not as strong as it might be. In this paper we set out a tentative framework to enable businesses to ensure that NEDs and IHLs have a stronger understanding of each other’s roles and how they can support each other in those roles.

Keywords: in-house lawyers, non-executive directors, corporate governance, ethics

Suggested Citation

Moorhead, Richard Lewis and Clark, Trevor and Brener, Alan and Gilbert, Paul and Vaughan, Steven, In-House Lawyers and Non-Executive Directors: A Discussion About Best Practice (June 27, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3410929 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3410929

Richard Lewis Moorhead

Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Trevor Clark (Contact Author)

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Alan Brener

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Paul Gilbert

LBC Wise Counsel

Cheltenham Film and Photographic Studios
Hatherley Lane
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6PN
United Kingdom

Steven Vaughan

Faculty of Laws, University College London ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/people/steven-vaughan/

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