Communicating legal advice in a virtual world

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote working, in-house lawyers have needed to adapt the way they communicate advice to their boards and colleagues. We answer the following questions in our podcast:

  1. What are the most effective mediums and methods when communicating with teams and colleagues working virtually?
  2. How do you go about setting up communications strategies internally to deal with various internal and external stakeholders?
  3. How do you manage motivation for yourself and your team?


Anu Kaura – Head of legal and group in-house lawyer, Malhotra Group PLC

Anu joined Malhotra Group in June 2017 after acquiring over 17 years’ worth of experience in the legal sector. She holds an LLB Hons in Law with Economics, completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at Northumbria University in 2000 and gained her Higher Rights of Audience in 2006. Prior to becoming an in-house lawyer, Anu was previously employed as an employment and immigration specialist. She now deals with all in-house legal matters in her current remit and became Vice Chair of the In-house Division Committee in October 2019.

Natasha Taylor – Head of advocacy team, Essex County Council

Natasha has worked in the public sector for over 20 years and currently works at ELS the in-house legal team for Essex County Council. Her experience includes all aspects of criminal law, child protection, environmental, education, mental health, discrimination matters, licensing and public inquiries. Due to her wealth and depth of experience in the public sector, Natasha has been involved in a number of influential projects, including being invited to advise the European Commission on matters of law and procedure. Natasha provides help and support to a diverse range of clients, including clients outside of Essex County Council. She has been instrumental in devising policies and protocols to further her client’s objectives in the most effective and cost-efficient way. Natasha has Higher Rights of Advocacy in both Criminal and Civil Courts

Helen Shay – In-house General Counsel, University of York

Helen Shay is currently In-house Counsel at University of York, Legal Dept, having previously worked in-house in the Financial Services and Retail Sectors, so is experienced in HE Law (including Equality Law), as well as Contract and Commercial areas in general. She was an original member of the Law Society's In-house Division Committee, now enjoying serving a second term. Helen is also the trustee of a homeless charity and has a variety of other experience from serving on a Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel to being a school governor.

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