Legal Under Lockdown – with Ben Eason, Barclays

Legal Under Lockdown is a series of Q&A with in-house legal leaders.

Despite the challenges we face in the current environment, legal operations and management needs to continue running smoothly. 


In each 15-20 minute live session, a different in-house legal professional is interviewed via video conference, from their home office, about how they are addressing these issues and delivering value.


Download and watch the recording of the session with Ben Eason by completing the form. As Head of Legal Transformation and Business Management, Ben shares how Barclays have ensured that the most important legal projects are continuing during the crisis, the legal operations technology and processes that are proving most useful, and the surprising but welcome impact that lockdown is having on accelerating change culture and improvements in efficiency. 





Ben is the Head of Legal Transformation and Business Management at Barclays, having joined from JP Morgan.


Ben is a transformational leader with 12 years of Barclays experience and over 20 years of industry experience.  Ben has successfully led major technology programmes across the firm most recently in Legal and Operations and has been accountable to the most senior leaders in the firm for those deliverables. In 2018 as the first non-lawyer to run the Global Legal Contract Negotiation group (GCS) Ben faced off to clients and business heads alike managing contract negotiators across the Markets business and implemented improvements in technology, process, people and culture to great applaud from end to end stakeholders, this capitalized on his previous experience running FX & Commodities middle-offices.


In addition to transformation and BAU/line roles Ben has a commercial mindset and has led COO/BM offices overseeing reducing cost-bases and a Colleague engagement team engaging with 30,000 people globally in an enterprise-wide Operations group.


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