Corporate and Commercial Legal

SHIFT’s senior corporate commercial lawyers have experience across the telecommunications, information technology, infrastructure, banking, healthcare and security sectors. They can drop into a project or fill or cover a BAU role, while you get on with managing a permanent recruitment process – whatever your preference.

We Can Deliver

Whether you need a deeper pool of talent, help with a particular project, or cover while a core team member takes a break, our senior lawyers hit the ground running, while our model means you only pay for what you need.
Senior Strategic GC Support

Our Senior SHIFT consultants have decades of in-house expertise across a wide range of sectors and many have themselves been GC’s; Our senior lawyers can deliver strategic senior support to a General Counsel and their team, providing peace of mind and continuity.  This support can include leading a major commercial negotiation that you are not getting to, scoping a new role, uplifting a function, or covering a senior gap.

In-house support

Our smart, senior in-house lawyers can ‘bolt on’ to your existing legal team on a dedicated basis, or as and when they’re needed. Perhaps there has been a restructure, but the recruitment process to achieve your ‘end state’ will take some time, or you have a growing pile of procurement contracts you never get to. In any scenario, this remote support allows you to take the load off yourself and the team

Virtual General Counsel

If your GC is taking a sabbatical or requires extended leave, SHIFT can provide senior level support and continuity for the business for as long as they’re unavailable.

Corporate Governance and Company Secretariat

SHIFT’s experienced company secretaries and senior corporate governance consultants have you covered. So you can rest assured the governance of your business is being addressed to the highest standards, freeing you up to focus on immediate business needs.

Legal Operations and Legal Tech Advisory

We’ve invested significant time in researching and reviewing legal tech and operations providers (even test driving a few ourselves!). We take the time to understand your team’s unique needs, and help you narrow the pain points, provide a line-up of qualified providers, and showcase an ideal fit, whether it be a consultant or various technology solutions.

Our People

Bianca Miller

Principal Consultant – Corporate and Commercial Legal

Bianca Miller is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer, with extensive commercial, procurement and supplier relationship management experience. Bianca has a particular interest in consumer and marketing law, data protection, privacy and intellectual property. Part of Spark’s legal team for 11 years, she then took on commercial roles with a strong legal bent (as Strategic Partner Manager and Supplier Relationship Lead), which included the responsibility of managing a team.

Seeking more flexibility and variety with her work, she heard about the SHIFT model through word of mouth and was sold – becoming a SHIFT Consultant in July 2018. Since then, she has been involved in a range of commercial negotiations and RFP processes, and is currently a SHIFT Consultant at NX2 Group, the SPV responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway.

Our People

Bianca Miller

Principal Consultant – Corporate and Commercial Legal

Bianca Miller is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer, with extensive commercial, procurement and supplier relationship management experience. Bianca has a particular interest in consumer and marketing law, data protection, privacy and intellectual property. Part of Spark’s legal team for 11 years, she then took on commercial roles with a strong legal bent (as Strategic Partner Manager and Supplier Relationship Lead), which included the responsibility of managing a team.

Seeking more flexibility and variety with her work, she heard about the SHIFT model through word of mouth and was sold – becoming a SHIFT Consultant in July 2018. Since then, she has been involved in a range of commercial negotiations and RFP processes, and is currently a SHIFT Consultant at NX2 Group, the SPV responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway.

TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say…

“Prue is very good at meeting the person she is helping to find the right placement for and then taking the time to understand the business. The speed in which she accessed people for me was brilliant. In a very short time, I was able to get someone for the role. SHIFT’s model is really attractive for me compared to other resourcing options in the market.”

Rachel Callaghan
General Counsel and Company Secretary at MediaWorks

What our Consultants say…

“I had a great experience with SHIFT. I went to work for SHIFT because I believe in the values and purpose – namely, recognising there are highly skilled and experienced people out there who want more flexibility than traditional employment options can offer. It feels like a challenge to the status quo, which I love. The whole process feels really seamless and professional – they genuinely care whether the client fit is right for you.”

Stan Findlay
Alumni SHIFT Consultant

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