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Bruce Macmillan

General Counsel


A former City lawyer and trained auditor and mediator, Bruce has 17 years' experience working for multinationals, start-ups, private equity turnarounds and the public sector. 14 years of this time was spent at Executive Management Level, including within the Senior Civil Service.

Drawing on his extensive experience as an in-house lawyer, Bruce mentors and coaches other in-house lawyers and assists with education on the operational and personal development parts of their roles.

Bruce has been involved in training, education, thought leadership, conference organisation and industry trade groups for 11 years. As a well known member of the senior in-house legal community, Bruce has frequently been asked to form part of the judging panels for trade sector awards and to contribute to legal sector related research.

Through RPC's Centre for Legal Leadership, Bruce helps in-house lawyers with their educational, personal development and support needs, supporting on everything that in-house lawyers do outside of legal advice.

Bruce is incredibly experienced both in the role of in-house lawyer and at executive management level.

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  • 19/09/2018
    New Report Reveals Roadmap To Obtain 'People's Vote' On The Outcome Of Brexit Negotiations

    “The People’s Vote campaign for a second referendum on Brexit has gathered appreciable momentum in the last couple of months. Regardless of personal and/or management colleague views on Brexit; it is important to understand the main views of key stakeholder groups. “And the People’ Vote campaign is now sufficiently prominent and sizeable that a good GC will want to understand what their ideas are and what the basis for the assumptions underpinning those views are in order to inform management discussion and planning. “Fortunately, People’s Vote have chosen to publish a ‘roadmap’ – with a concise summary on page 18. “Lord Kerr and Dominic Grieve QC are among the named contributors to this publication and, while their political views and affiliations are well known, there can also be little doubt that they are among the very most informed and experienced people involved in the debate. “So this 'roadmap’ is a thoughtful, clear, well referenced and easily absorbed explanation of what might be possible if the public mood swing - that they suggest might be emerging at present - crystallises into an undeniable public demand for a second referendum. There is even an analysis of the types of referendum question that might be asked. A necessary read for Corporate Brexit watchers.”

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  • 17/09/2018
    IFG Publishes UK Not Prepared For Brexit Report

    “This important research-based report by the authoritative and independent Institute for Government assesses legislative, civil service and business readiness to deal with ‘no deal’ and a ‘negotiated deal with a two year transition period’ scenarios. “The authors conclude that the UK is not ready for a no deal Brexit and that a negotiated deal with a two year transition period is also a very challenging goal (even if the intended outcomes were known) because of the number of treaties and other arrangements that would need to be addressed – including the European Parliament’s and European Commission’s own mandatory approval processes which are rarely talked about in the UK media. . “While the report says nothing that is new to anyone who has researched Brexit carefully and kept current on factual developments rather than rhetoric; it does offer a clear, concise and management digestible summary of the current situation and should be essential reading for anyone who wants to have a well-grounded understanding of the factors that need to be faced in coming months.”

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