In below article the authors discuss the outstanding theme between Contract Manager & In House lawyers. Given the recession, the contract manager position has gone from a entry position (admnistrator) to a position now being held by lawyers. This poses certain conflicts between the functions.
First of all, all departments need to sort the Way of Working in dialogue and set basic principles. The area between legal & contract managers will otherwise be a conflict zone. Rightly done, the contract managers will be the best friends of the legal department.