Welcome to the **General Counselling Podcast** from Montresor Legal! This legal podcast brings together leaders from private practice and in-house to provide insights on business leadership, career stories, and key issues in the legal sector. Our goal is to help in-house and private practice teams work better together.
In this episode, our Founder Tom Balmer explores career stories, business leadership, and key challenges in the legal sector. Join us as we dive into one of the jewels of UK PLC – venture capital and high-growth companies in tech and other sectors.
Our special guests for this episode are Tony Walla, a leading corporate partner specializing in high-growth tech businesses from CMS, and Ben Robson, counsel at the exciting venture capital firm Draper Esprit.
[Montresor Legal](https://www.montresor.legal/) is deeply passionate about improving collaboration between in-house and private practice teams, and this podcast is just one way we strive to achieve that.
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*Welcome to the General Counselling Podcast from Montresor Legal. General Counselling is the legal podcast where we bring together leaders from private practice together with the cream of in-house to get their insights on the latest from across the legal landscape and share it with our network. Today is our first podcast, so I’m delighted you found us. Please do hit subscribe or leave us a review if you like what you hear. We’ll be putting out new episodes bi-monthly, so follow us via the Montresor Legal LinkedIn page or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.*
*Today, we’re going to be focusing on one of the jewels of UK PLC – venture capital and high-growth companies in tech and other sectors. So, I could not be more excited about the two guests we have joining today. From the private practice side, we have Tony Walla, one of the leading corporate partners specializing in high-growth tech businesses from CMS. Last year will get you everywhere, a quick program, said Tony. Welcome!*
*On the quiet side, we’re joined by Ben Robson, counsel at the hugely exciting venture capital firm Draper Esprit. Ben, welcome! How would you describe Draper Esprit? Well, in a nutshell, we’re a leading European BC doing some amazing work with high-growth scale-ups. Our main focus is on series A and B across four sectors – enterprise, digital health and wellness, hardware electronics, and consumer tech. We work with the best entrepreneurs in Europe who have global ambitions to take them to the next level. We’re listed on the AIM market and have an evergreen model, allowing us to be there for the long term.*
*For the next 30 minutes or so, we’re going to be discussing COVID, the market in high-growth businesses, and advice from these experts on what makes a great lawyer in this space. So, let’s get started.*
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We bring leaders from private practice together with the cream of in-house, to share insights on business leadership, career stories and the key issues from across the legal landscape.
In Montresor Legal’s new podcast, General Counselling, our Founder Tom Balmer will be exploring career stories, business leadership and key challenges across the legal sector.
Our goal is to help in-house and private practice teams work better together. It’s something Tom and the team at Montresor Legal are hugely passionate about and an area where there is always room for improvement.