What you are saying about WIN
Your feedback is important to us and helps us ensure that WIN remains topical and relevant.
Below is some of your feedback and we welcome any additional quotes, comments or suggestions.
If you would like to get more actively involved in shaping the agenda, please email [email protected].
"The best training programme for in-house lawyers out there and it's free!"
Jenny Edwards, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Charity Bank
"An excellent compact programme that is absolutely useful!"
Michael Edem Akafia, Vice President & Head: Legal & Compliance, Gold Fields
"This was the best most relevant WIN event I have been to, it exposed me to the issues that my internal clients are facing in such depth."
Legal Advisor, Government Organisation
"The WIN programme is unique in providing really innovative and useful content and training for in-house lawyers."
Monica Risam, General Counsel, Aviva
"WIN is an invaluable and essential program for any in-house lawyer; it provides a platform for in-house lawyers to learn, engage and network which is not found anywhere else. I am sure that with the quality of its events the WIN ‘Future Legal Leaders’ program will indeed develop the in-house leaders of the future. Essentially I am just pleased this program exists - it provides more than just interesting, educational development; it is an opportunity to network with other in-house lawyers which is usually hard to come by."
Kira Wilkinson, Solicitor, JD Wetherspoon PLC
"Interesting, informative, engaging and unexpectedly fun!"
Marie Livingstone, Company Secretary, Barnardos
"Fascinating and inspiring panel of speakers offering very practical advice."
Rupa Patel, Corporate Counsel, HP Limited
"This was a simply fascinating discussion! Lovely to participate with this event. Thank you very much."
Pip McKenzie, Outsourcing Legal Counsel, Unilever
"Fantastic, passionate, interesting panel discussion."
Frances Coates, Group Legal Counsel, Towergate Insurance
"Excellent event - very useful to hear such candid, practical and realistic views."
Tanveen Panesar, Legal Advisor, Deallus Consulting Limited
"Very useful - covered a lot of ground in a structured way."
Lindsey Elliott, Senior Counsel, Aviva Investors
"Focused, relevant and helpful sessions. There is a reason that all the sessions are well attended."
Mark Carey, Solicitor, National Grid
"I think the WIN programme is in the top in-house training services provided by a city law firm, especially on the soft skills side as that's what I think makes your programme stand out."
Kassalina Boto, Legal Counsel (Investments), Wellcome Trust
"Another fantastic event for WIN. Excellent. A highly enjoyable presentation with some useful advice specifically for the in-house lawyer. Well done."
"WIN is a truly unique product offering, and a refreshing approach to client relationship management. DLA is clearly trying to understand what is important to us as clients, as a community of in-house lawyers, and has tailored a well-executed programme to meet our changing needs. I have been involved in shaping the WIN agenda, and am very proud to do so to support my peers."
Sandie Okoro, General Counsel, Barings Asset Management
"More recently I attended some of the WIN events at DLA and have been impressed with how aligned they have been to my needs as a head of a function. They have been insightful, provoking and provided a great platform for discussion, sharing of ideas and networking – having been well attended. It’s not easy to differentiate between law firms at times, but the WIN initiative is definitely one way in which DLA has set itself apart from the competition."
Adrian Thurston, Legal Director, Starbucks
"DLA Pipers implementation and roll-out of DLA's "What In-House Lawyers Need" (WIN) forum is a shining example of how law firms should engage in client development/marketing whilst at the same time allowing access to peer networking and best practice/knowledge sharing."
Bill Blackburn, Head of Legal, Thames Water
"One of the best training events held by a law firm that I've ever attended."
Legal Counsel, Insurance Sector
"Absolutely brilliant - best session yet. Questions from DLA Piper to the panellists were really relevant and insightful."
Bernadette Meier, Senior Legal Counsel, Royal Bank of Scotland
"Please keep providing this kind of "soft skills" training. Everyone does legal updates. Not everyone does this."
Cameron Gow, Legal Counsel, Travelex
"This is a really valuable training programme for in-house lawyers. I love attending these sessions. The panel of women speakers comprised an amazing array of highly talented GCs who each provided a helpful and practical insight into their careers and the challenges that they have overcome to achieve success."
Lesley Wan, Corporate Real Estate Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group
"A really fascinating subject - learning how to spot personality types and how to better communicate is invaluable. It's great to see so much content that is not law based."
Jo Greene, Senior Counsel, Aggregate Industries
"DLA's "What In-House Lawyers need" (WIN) is an impressive, totally unique offering, targeting the in-house legal community. I have attended a number of WIN events all of which have been tailored to my needs, well prepared, interesting and delivered with aplomb. I have always found the DLA WIN team to be personable, knowledgeable, commercial and like-minded. The WIN programme certainly lives up to its name."
Jenny Lowe, Senior Counsel
"More of the same please! The programme is very well thought out and delivered."
Robert Cummins, Assistant GC, Intelsat
"No in-house lawyer should miss the opportunity to join WIN. It is truly excellent, and very inspiring. WIN enhances DLA Piper's reputation as a first choice legal advice provider."
Jane Jee, Director, Jee Associates Ltd (previously in-house)
"Great topics, relevant content, fantastic handouts. Soft skills training is often ignored in-house. This is a great forum where we can share ideas, concerns and challenges facing us all."
Sharifa Lakhani, Solicitor, Ramboll UK Ltd
“I have found the DLA WIN programme an invaluable source of soft skills training. In my experience, DLA has consistently selected individuals who deliver training with enthusiasm and understanding of the legal sector. I have found the sessions and networking opportunities a great support in my first role as sole in-house solicitor.”
Jenny Edwards, In-House Solicitor, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years
“The DLA WIN Programmes are extremely insightful and practical. It is clear that DLA have spent a lot of time devising these programmes which focus heavily on the needs of the in-house legal community. The speakers and panellists tend to be of a very high quality.”
In-house lawyer, Banking & Financial Services
"I’ve found WIN to be a very useful and unique service. The frequent presentations are always applicable to my role, and the opportunity to meet other in-house teams has been beneficial. I’m unaware of any similar services that specifically target the in-house community, so I look forward to attending more WIN events in the future."
Emily Leach, Corporate & External Affairs Lawyer, Vodafone
"The WIN events I have attended have been focussed, practice and goal orientated, providing useful tools and suggestions I am able to employ in my work"
Rolf Althen, General Counsel, Legal, Stolt-Nielsen
"A unique programme tailored for the needs of in-house lawyers with a variety of topics including general issues such as improvement of personal skills in communication, presentation, negotiation as well as or specific law-related points. Great speakers always inspire you to learn more and programme. A good and useful platform for networking with professionals having the same issues which one can always share and discuss."
Alyona Antonenko, Corporate Counsel EMEA, InterContinental Hotels Group
"DLA Piper is well ahead of its competitors as no other law firm offers such a comprehensive and spot on training programme - you actually listen to clients without making assumptions (unlike other law firms)."
Legal Counsel, Symphony Plc
"Excellent event, very well presented with very useful and relevant content."
British Airways, Senior Commercial Lawyer
"The session was first class and generally excellent."
Brit, In House Counsel
"Excellent - a very practical session and highly enjoyable. The atmosphere created was superb and created the environment to open up. I found both sessions to be excellent. Full of practical ideas, well delivered, a very engaging presenter and priceless skills to help busy lawyers be even more effective as leaders and advisors."
Shop Direct, In-house Counsel
"This was the most enjoyable event I have attended in a long time. The message was clear and simple and allowed me to take things away from it that I will try to put into place."
Elizabeth Murray, Director, Department of Health
"One of the best presentations and speakers I have ever seen, kept my attention for the duration. Very engaging."
Legal Counsel, Telecommunications Company
"Your approach to offering a broader development curriculum to in-house counsel which builds on soft skills is very innovative and differentiates you from other firms."
Claire Handley, Director Global Legal Compliance, JLL
"I am always impressed by the level of calibre of the presenters and the work they have put into their presentations. The program is really good and I appreciate it being made available to us."
Fiona Yiend, General Counsel & Company Secretary, ISA Group
"WIN shows how DLA Piper gives back to the legal and business community."
Head of Legal, Children’s Charity
"This was one of the most engaging and entertaining sessions I have been to. Absolutely relevant to my work – thought provoking and challenging."
Kelly Carter, Vice President: Legal and Compliance, Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd
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