Using the findings from the baseline measurement to set up and maintain your legal operations

The baseline measurement may be a reason to create the intended legal operation for one or more business activities. An important role is reserved for employees from their organisation and will be given specific duties and responsibilities for performing the legal operation. Furthermore, workshops for these employees will be put together. The baseline measurement also provides direction for the compilation of business cases. The starting point is to describe per business activity:

  • The characteristics of business activity.
  • The subject of the agreements to be made (with whom).
  • The object of the agreements to be made (about which).

Developing a contract library

Based on this, a script for organising business activities can be created, and a contract library can be compiled. Then, prototypes are tested in company activities, after which they can be adapted and made final, followed by implementation, migration and operationalisation.

 

 

How can we help you?

Do you have questions about organizing, implementing or expanding your legal operations? Our service owner, Ans Duthler LL.M. or her colleagues, would be happy to discuss your specific case.

We assume companies themselves take care of the staffing of the company’s legal operation. However, using our professionals to fill specific roles in implementing and maintaining the corporate legal function may be a conscious choice. For example, we could perform the following positions:

  • Prepare the implementation of the legal operation (joint agenda setting, legal organisation assessment, collective determination of the change strategy and preparation of value propositions, business cases and action plans).
  • Project leader.
  • Business process coordinator for specific business activities, often concerning HR, governance & compliance or the procurement of particular services.
  • Performing legal assessments for specific contract types.
  • Periodically assess the liability and cost risks.
  • Part-time coverage for specific positions is possible.

The training courses aim to create and determine the support and necessary change capacity of relevant employees for successfully completing a change process. The training outcome(s) provide a basis for formulating policy and strategy to effectively organise the legal operation and thus the underlying business activities. The strategy consists of an action list with clear policy goals. The goals are prioritised in milestones.

Employees directly involved, such as the company administrator, the business process coordinator, the legal authority (Legal Authority) and the signatory (Contract Signatory), would like to agree on explicit scenarios with management, receive proper professional and operational training and know who to fall back on if needed.

Organising the legal operation will be different for each business activity. Scenarios for provisioning and deploying the smart contracting application are available. When managing or optimising the legal operation, the employees’ experiences with contract types and related scenarios are essential.

Managing the legal operation relates to increasing the department’s maturity level.

Make an appointment and discuss the most suitable approach for your situation

Feel free to contact us on +31 0 (70) 392 22 09 or info@duthler.nl. Please make an appointment with mr. Ans Duthler, the legal operation service owner, or a professional from her team.