Making In-House Work Better

Front Foot Law was born out of dissatisfaction with the status quo

In-house legal teams face relentless workloads and constant stress which has a significant adverse effect on their personal wellbeing. The good news is that for in-house legal teams, this is a hurdle you can clear – and leave behind for good.

Most in-house lawyers are exceptional lawyers – and amazing people.  But most face challenges managing the operational side of an in-house legal function.  Why?  Because these are fundamentally different skills to simple being a good lawyer, skills in which very few in-house lawyers receive effective training, if any.

Having spent years working in-house managing these issues, Front Foot Founder, David Curtain, spent the latter stages of his in-house legal career learning and developing frameworks to drastically improve how in-house teams work, better support their clients and importantly – forge a happy and successful legal career.

Today, Front Foot Law offers three specialist services to support savvy (but overworked) in-house lawyers that want the same outcome.


David Curtain

Before starting Front Foot Law, founder David Curtain was the Head of Legal with a multinational energy company, having previously held senior in-house roles in other in-house legal teams and law firms. In these roles, he learned the importance and effectiveness of a well-run legal operations function.

David has since dedicated his career to helping others manage the ‘non-legal’ operational problems in-house legal teams, face so that they can work more effectively, enjoy their work more and have a life outside it.

David is an active mentor and a regular consultant and presenter to in-house legal teams, industry bodies and law schools.

Given his passion for improving the life of in-house legal professionals, David developed the market-leading on-demand legal operations education platform – Front Foot Academy.

Outside of law, David loves nothing more than spending time with his family and enjoys snowboarding, live music and anything outdoors.