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Not a core function, a real-estate group has no lease on life (BBC)

The 120-lawyer department at the British Broadcasting Corporation had a four-member property team. The BBC’s general counsel, Nicholas Eldred, recently decided to terminate that team, as part of a push to cut overhead. He had decided that the property group “was not a core function,” as reported in LegalWeek, Feb. 2, 2006.

All law departments should apply the litmus test of “core function” to their various activities (See my post of July 21, 2005 on quasi-legal activities).

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