RSGI Limited is a global think-tank for the legal industry that focuses on resilience, sustainability, growth and innovation for law firms, in-house legal teams and law companies around the globe. With unique insights and frameworks built up over thirty years, the four founders (Reena SenGupta, Yasmin Lambert, Tom Saunders and Mary Ormerod) enable the industry to think more clearly about the future, charting and analysing evolutions in the business and practice of law.
The team runs training and development programmes, inspirational workshops and delivers strategic advice to leadership teams, extensive client listening and merger broking as well as stand-out content for partnership conferences and other events.
Executive Director, Reena SenGupta, has deep experience in assessing and rating legal teams and businesses globally, setting up the research methodology and running the Chambers & Partners Guides in the 1990s, founding the FT Innovative Lawyers programme in 2006 and the RSG India programme in 2008.
The RSGI team have authored countless thought-leadership studies and are currently developing a ‘Green Print’ to guide law firms in becoming more sustainable. They continue as the research and content partner to the FT Innovative Lawyers programme globally, actively support the Digital Legal Exchange and curate the Innovative GC Club.
Reena is a long-time analyst, writer, consultant and thought-leader in the global legal industry. With a background in the City, and as an entrepreneur and journalist, she has been responsible for creating market-leading rankings, awards and assessment programmes for lawyers such as the Chambers & Partners Guides in the mid-nineties, the FT Innovative Lawyers programme in 2006 and the RSG India Report (2008) along with many other ground-breaking initiatives in the legal sector.
For nearly thirty years, she has consulted to law firms, law companies, the Big Four accounting firms and general counsel on strategy, innovation and how to be relevant in a rapidly changing world. She founded RSG Consulting in 2001 and built it into a leading legal sector brand.
Reena now leads RSGI, a global think-tank dedicated to helping the legal industry create a sustainable future, is a unique creator of events and content, a seasoned public speaker and regular contributor to the Financial Times.
Reena also serves as a special adviser to the Digital Legal Exchange, is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Elements coaching programme and an Asian Woman of Achievement.
Yasmin advises law firms, legal service providers, technology companies, professional services firms and in-house legal teams on strategy, business development, client relationships, law firm structures and remuneration and transformation. As an equity partner and senior consultant at RSG Consulting, she helped to build the business into a global consulting and research firm over thirteen years.
With expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, Yasmin devises the methodologies behind many research programmes and thought leadership reports such as the well-known RSG India Report. Her deep knowledge covers law firm management and leadership, emerging legal markets, digital transformation and innovation in the law.
She is a skilled facilitator, speaker and coach and was part of the executive leadership team which launched the Digital Legal Exchange, the non-profit, global learning institute committed to accelerating digital transformation in corporate legal departments.
Tom has worked on a range of research, advisory and consulting projects building expertise in law firm innovation, in-house legal department transformation, contracting, and the impact of data and technology in the law for RSG Consulting since 2018.
He led the FT Intelligent Business project in 2019 and 2020, investigating the convergence of data, technology and professional services in areas such as financial services, supply chains, and in the legal technology market.
Tom works on client advisory projects, undertaking client listening, market research and analysis, and strategic advisory work for law firms, legal service providers, technology companies, barristers’ chambers and private equity investors.
He is passionate about sustainability and the role of lawyers driving this agenda. With Pinsent Masons, Client Earth, and the Gratham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment, he helped run the “GCs Leading the Net Zero Carbon Transition” event during London Climate Action Week 2019, and has a leading role on RSGI’s sustainability projects.
Mary joined RSG Consulting in 2019 and has conducted extensive research for the FT Innovative Lawyers and FT Intelligent Business Reports. She continues to lead this research, and to write and develop content for the FT and RSGI on the evolution of the practice and business of law. She is a contributing writer for the Financial Times and a speaker on innovation and sustainability in law firms and in-house legal teams.
She led the development of the RSGI Green Print report, which charts the commitment made by corporate law firms to sustainability, and continues to lead research for the RSGI Sustainable Lawyers programme.
Mary helped direct the market-leading virtual format for the FT Innovative Lawyers awards and Global Summits in 2020 and 2021. She has interviewed leading General Counsel from around the world to chart how the role has evolved for the FT General Counsel Report.
In 2021 Mary analysed years of FT Innovative Lawyers to help develop RSGI’s Interwoven report and frameworks on the evolution of the practice of law, and helped training materials as part the RSGInspire programme. She also worked on the latest RSG-India Report and its first India Summit.
Mary is a historian by training, with an LLM in Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory.
Chris Sharp joined RSGI in February 2022. He is a research consultant and writer for FT projects including the Innovative Lawyers programme, the Business Legal Leaders report and the Accelerating Business report. Chris has also supported a number of recent events including the FT/RSGI Global Lawyers Summit and the brand new FT Collaborative Innovation awards. He also supports RSGI with data management and greenfield research projects.
Chris has an MSC in Environment, Politics and Society and is putting this expertise to good use as a researcher for RSGI’s Sustainable Lawyers programme.
Alex Volkers joined RSGI in February 2022. She is a researcher and writer for the FT Innovative Lawyers programme and other reports including the Business Legal Leaders report and the Accelerating Business report. Alex supports the RSGI team with data management and Greenfield research. She also contributes writing and editorial support on client projects.
Alex has a background as an open source corporate investigator and has an LLM in International Economic Law.
Sarah Davis is an experience media industry GC, Non Executive Director and charity trustee.
Her executive roles have included Group Legal Affairs Director at ITV Plc and before that many years as Commercial Group Legal director and GC at Guardian Media Group, during which time she was involved in the international expansion of The Guardian and Observer into the US and Australia and a number of high-profile news stories and events including Wikileaks, the Pulitzer Prize winning Edward Snowden revelations and the Leverson Inquiry into phone hacking.
Alongside her legal career Sarah has over 20 years non-executive experience in creative arts, education and humanitarian sectors, including as chair of Poet in the City, vice chair and trustee of the Media Trust, Governor of University of East London, the Society of Authors and in July 2021 joined the board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Sarah is currently Vice Chair of the board of trustees of UNICEF UK.
Ella has a BSC in Business Management and is putting this expertise to good use as a vital contributor to RSGI’s ongoing growth.