This programme is for senior lawyers ready to take on the challenge of leading a modern corporate legal function.

Is this the right course for me?

  • Are you an aspiring General Counsel?
  • Have you recently been promoted to General Counsel or Head of Legal?
  • Are you looking to develop your high potential people?
  • Are you managing a team and want to take your leadership skills to the next level?

Since the Client Development Centre launched the programme in 2012, over 200 senior in-house counsel have benefited from the insight and network. The sessions are delivered in Addleshaw Goddard’s offices in London over a period of five days, over three sessions, giving time for participants to implement what they learn. Each session uses a variety of developmental techniques that are highly interactive and fun. As well as your top rated facilitators, you’ll also learn from your fellow in-house rising stars. 

We boast an impressive international alumni from a wide variety of organisations across different sectors and include General Counsel of larger teams and those working as the sole in-house counsel within smaller organisations.

What will I get from attending?

  • Greater Value
  • Individual Growth
  • Effective Leadership
On team leadership:
  • Demonstrate and deliver value through your Legal function
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Identify, engage, develop and retain talent
  • Embed a high performance culture
  • Understand the levers for creating high performance teams.
On business leadership:
  • Grow your influence and engage senior stakeholders
  • Become a strategic adviser
  • Align the Legal function with the business
  • Build the optimal operating structure.
On market leadership:
  • Navigate the dynamic and changing ecosystem
  • Build your network and personal brand
  • Leverage your network of external advisers
  • Apply insight from your fantastic peer group.
  • Join the Client Development Centre’s impressive alumni of in-house lawyers and further accelerate your career
  • Refresh your skills and attend a subsequent Future Leaders’ programme at no cost
  • A one-to-one coaching session to help you implement your new knowledge
  • Access to our toolkit for in-house counsel and additional materials to boost your results
  • Annual invite to our Future Leaders forum attended by our fantastic alumni.

What do people say about the programme?

"The course covers leadership from every angle and explores every facet. The content, exercises, speaker and takeaways are all top notch. It's a hugely valuable course."
Head of Legal, FTSE 100 Multinational

"The programme was very tailored to leadership within Corporate Legal Departments which I think was really helpful as you simply can't find that elsewhere in the market.
Head of Legal, FTSE 100 Multinational

"Extraordinary! The sessions were practical, informative, challenging, enlightening and fun"
Head of Legal, Global Financial Institution

"An amazing course – it combines top quality management training with priceless information-sharing with a unique group of peers at a similar level"
Head of Legal, International Specialist Lender

When does it run?

Our 2019 programme is in progress. The dates for our 2020 programme are:

  • Module One – 25th & 26th March 2020
  • Module Two – 17th & 18th June 2020
  • Module Three – 12th November 2020

How much does it cost?

The cost is £3,750 + VAT .