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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.

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Managing procurement risks and challenges Birmingham office

Have you ever received a letter challenging a regulated procurement procedure? Has your authority ever had proceedings issued against it for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015?

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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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Upcoming webinars

How to have settlement discussions with an employee

The Acas Code on Settlement Agreements provides limited guidance on how to conduct settlement agreement negotiations with an employee. This webinar, will provide practical advice and tips to help you to have the confidence to prepare for and undertake what can feel like a daunting task and a difficult conversation.

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Your employees, their future employers and your intellectual property

Innovation and creativity is driven by your people. How do you as a business encourage innovation, capture the relevant IP assets and reward your innovators?

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Legal updates

Tips for dealing with Litigants in Person

This article provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.

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Legal updates

Public matters - July 2019

This month includes local government re-organisation, social care, Litigants in Person, state aid and the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.

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