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Question of Integrity: The Role of Lawyers

Missed the London Law Expo 2023? Listen to a recording of this live presentation at the London Law Expo 2023 simply by clicking the play button above.

Presentation Title: Question of Integrity: The Role of the Lawyers

Podcast Overview:

  • The evolving ethical challenges in the practice of law
  • Dilemmas inherent in the lawyer-client relationship
  • Practical ways to support legal professionals
  • How in-house counsel support an ethical ESG strategy.

Jeremy Barton – General Counsel, KPMG

Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 75 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, and advises the Chair, CEO and Board on litigation, strategic M&A and regulatory and reputational risks. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Before joining KPMG Jeremy was:

  • General Counsel: The Boston Consulting Group, leading a global team of lawyers, with heavy focus on governance and risk management;
  • General Counsel: Ernst & Young Global, driving global transformation and reorganisation;
  • Deputy General Counsel: Andersen Worldwide and General Counsel – EMEIA, where he played a central role in the dismantling of the Andersen organisation in the wake of Enron;
  • Corporate lawyer: Norton Rose Fulbright in London and Paris.

Graduating in law from Cambridge, Jeremy went on to qualify in London after a break to compete for Great Britain as an international athlete. As well as running, Jeremy enjoys cycling and surfing.