IR35 - all change please!
Changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) for private sector organisations arrived in April. Kira Wilkinson explains how you can navigate the issues around who takes responsibility.
This Q&A with Alexis Alexander, General Counsel at Liberis, explores the changes in legal teams over the last few years, how strategic legal leaders can build valuable relationships within their organisations to become key business advocates and what type of talent do innovative legal leaders look for?
After graduating from Oxford University, Alexis trained at Freshfields, qualifying into the banking team. Her career in-house began in CMC Markets, before moving to a Senior Counsel role at IHS Markit. Alexis joined Liberis as their first in-house lawyer, just over 18 months ago, first as Head of Legal and now General Counsel and Company Secretary, covering the US, Europe and UK regions.
Her highlights so far include setting up operations into the US in all 51 states and Nordics, a successful Series B equity fundraise of $42 million, Liberis recently being accredited by BBB to offer CBILS. She is mother to two-year-old twins and keeps sane by running 10 km at 6 am every morning!