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in house legal


Working in house, the internal and commercial demands on your time can place you under considerable pressure.

Managing your organisation's legal issues, governance, procurement and suppliers as well as supporting directors, delivering contracts to commercial deadlines, managing change and even just managing your team can leave you needing access to external support and a safe pair of hands from time‐to‐time.

Here's where our team of specialist lawyers can help. We have been working with in house lawyers for years. We work with you to take up the strain or covering when you are busy or on leave, as an appointed advisor or as specialist consultants. We understand your challenges and so deliver pragmatic, timely and commercial advice at competitive costs in a format to suit you. Our lawyers who have a genuine interest in your world will develop an ongoing successful relationship with you.

We offer a range of products specifically designed for in house lawyers, giving in house lawyers the backing of a full service law firm, with the entire infrastructure, resources and specialists that you may need.

17Sep

In-house lawyers' update Manchester office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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25Sep

In-house lawyers' update Nottingham office

Our next in-house lawyers' sessions will give in-house lawyers the tools and strategies for dealing with some of the problems caused by recent changes to the law.

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latest in house lawyers videos

If you’d like to come along to our next in house lawyers update, which is running in September in different locations, then please do sign up – we’d love to see you there! As always it’ll cover the most relevant updates in the areas you need to know about. This time - by popular request - we’re also bringing in experts to speak about those other skills that you need running an in house team, including how to have an impact as an in house team and how to coach / mentor to get the best from your team.

In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from our last in house lawyers forum and, if you missed it, you can listen to the audio recording of the full sessions on SoundCloud now. Hear from our experts for the latest developments in contract law, competition law, and to hear about the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences.

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what we do...

  • In house lawyer workshops – every six months we run update sessions in the areas of law that most in house lawyers need to deal with. Our comprehensive programme of in house lawyer training sessions, workshops and updates provides any in house lawyers an opportunity to keep up to date with legal developments but also a chance to compare experiences with your peers. We provide examples of latest case law and legislative updates and case studies demonstrating how we work with our clients. 

  • Secondments and temporary cover – we can offer a range of support at different levels of qualification.  We see this as crucial to our development as a firm and believe that it gives our lawyers a real perspective of the in house role. 

  • In house lawyer checker product – this product is designed to help where you are looking for a second opinion on a matter, or where you are unsure whether further advice is needed. With this checker product, our solicitors are available as if you were a colleague, to bounce something past or to check on a point that a specialist in the relevant area should be able to answer quickly.

  • Other services – ask us about our other services – such as supervision (where you don’t have budget to outsource), library support (e.g. for research) or use of our offices. 

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Brexit resources

Contract drafting and Brexit: considerations for local authorities

As Brexit Day inches closer there are many things for local authorities to consider. One of which is whether contracts already in place or currently being negotiated will still be accurate or support council business after Brexit.

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Legal updates

Contingent loss in negligence claims

Contingent loss is relevant to limitation; specifically, the date at which a claimant’s cause of action accrues for the purposes of a claim in the tort of negligence (as many claims against professional advisers are framed).

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Legal updates

Public matters - August 2019

This month includes third country bidders and goods in the EU procurement market, framework agreements, conservation newsletter, first ICO fines under GDPR and the government's MSA review response.

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Legal updates

Frameworks - still fit for purpose?

Frameworks feel like an institutional part of public procurement in the UK and in Europe. Last year Browne Jacobson undertook some market research with the CBI to look at public procurement from the private sector perspective.

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