Janders Dean Legal Transformation – Thought Leadership Breakfast (Jersey – 9 November 2016)


The international and domestic legal landscape is changing for law firms of all shapes and sizes. Influenced by client demand, alternative providers and staffing models, continued consolidation, advances in technology, and the opportunities presented by data analytics, the industry is facing a major evolution point.

Join our international law firm advisory team members visiting from the Janders Dean Chicago, Sydney and London offices for an exclusive invitation-only “Food for Thought” breakfast briefing in Jersey to discuss the ways in which law firms and other professional services are tackling the changing industry landscape through rapid and agile reinvention, strategic and operational innovation, and service delivery transformation.

Speakers will include Andrew Baker (Janders Dean – Chicago) and Stephanie Abbott (Janders Dean – Sydney), with additional commentary provided by Gareth Thomas (RAVN), Chris Turk (Intapp) and Richard Newton (ContractExpress). Moderated by Justin North (Founder of Janders Dean).

PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED TO 30 VIP DELEGATES

To confirm your place at this exclusive senior management briefing, please contact Janders Dean via email info@jandersdean.com


MODERATED BY – Justin North, Founder (Janders Dean)

Justin is the founder of Janders Dean and specialises in working with executive level resources and management teams on strategic projects aimed at improving firm efficiencies, profitability, fee earner working practices and client experiences. Prior to forming Janders Dean, Justin was a lead consultant with Hildebrandt Baker Robbins & Company for five years, operating out of the London and New York and has held senior roles with Deloitte and some of the world’s largest law firms. Justin has over twenty years experience working directly firms in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and the wider Asia-Pacific region, and is considered a thought leader in law firm transformation and innovation.

PANELIST – Andrew Baker, Director (Janders Dean/Chicago)

Andrew is the leader of the Janders Dean’s Legal Transformation Practice, and is considered a global industry leader in the areas of legal process improvement, legal project management, client facing technology solutions, and the application of data science and innovation to transforming legal practice. Prior to joining Janders Dean, Andrew held global formation, leadership and legal innovation roles at SeyfarthLean Consulting and Seyfarth Shaw. In these roles, he had responsibility for both developing the strategy, and successfully executing, the design and development for various technology products that improve legal workflow, transparency, and collaboration. He has constantly worked to enhance the use of technology and data services so that these are tuned to meet the evolving needs of corporate law departments and private practice firms.

PANELIST – Stephanie Abbott, Director (Janders Dean/Sydney)

Stephanie is the leader of our Knowledge Management & Innovation Practice and is a dynamic and innovative senior consultant in the areas of legal knowledge management and organisational development. She has been working with law firms and in-house legal teams in the areas of knowledge management, process improvement, technology and learning for over 13 years, and combines deep experience in her field of expertise with a strong commercial and practical sense. Stephanie started her career as a practising lawyer, which gives her an intimate understanding of the priorities, needs and behaviour driving the organisational dynamics of her legal clients. She has held senior organizational development and knowledge management roles in major international law firms, such as Mayer Brown and Gilbert + Tobin.


Additional thought leadrship commentary will be provided by:

Richard Newton, Founder/Director (Thomson Reuters ContractExpress)

Gareth Thomas, Director (RAVN)

Chris Turk, Regional Vice Presiednt EMEA (Intapp)


This event will also allow us to introduce you to our newest Jersey based team member Mike Thorpe.

Mike specialises in leading large scale and complex technology planning and implementation projects. His experience covers senior stakeholder engagement, system evaluation and selection, development and execution of design, test and implementation strategies, and communications planning. He has led a number of successful implementation projects within budget, scope, timescales and to deliverable expectations.

Mike combines his programme leadership skills with extensive hardware, database, and software experience, and excellent people skills that have been gained from over a decade of working within dedicated project environments. Prior to joining Janders Dean, Mike was Senior Group Change and Programme Manager with Offshore Law Firm Ogier and Elian Fiduciary Services Limited for eight years, operating out of their Jersey Head Office.