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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.

17Oct

Patents update 2017

Hear from leading patent lawyers from Browne Jacobson and patent attorneys from Barker Brettell

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2Nov

Patents update 2017

Hear from leading patent lawyers from Browne Jacobson and patent attorneys from Barker Brettell

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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.

Data also continues to be a hot topic and, with less than one year to go until the implementation of the GDPR, we are helping more and more clients ensure that they are ready for this important and far reaching legislation. If you’d like a summary of key priorities for your organisation and your use of data, then you should watch our video from Helena Wootton, our data privacy expert. We have a short five minute summary available or for those who crave more detail, we have posted the full talk that Helena gave.

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. 

focus on...

The red flags in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme

Bernard Madoff, through his company BLMIS, conducted a Ponzi scheme previously unparalleled in scale, scope, and duration - what were the warning signs?

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Employees behaving badly: dealing with disciplinary issues with confidence

Many employers are nervous about having difficult conversations with their employees even when faced with the worst types of behaviour. Join our HR experts, James Tait and Paul Sands, for the latest guidance on dealing with these issues in the workplace and empower your team to tackle problems head-on and with confidence.

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Regulatory expert Rachel Lyne on the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences

Rachel Lyne talks about the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences and what you should do to be proactive in managing risk.

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ICO investigations and preparing for the GDPR - hear from Helena Wootton

Helena takes a look at the data breach trends reported in 2016, and ahead to the GDPR and what this will mean for your organisation.

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