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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.

18Jan

New year, new networks event

We are pleased to invite you to our young professionals networking event taking place in both our Birmingham and London offices on Thursday 18 January 2018 to mark the start of the new year.

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18Jan

New year, new networks event

We are pleased to invite you to our young professionals networking event taking place in both our Birmingham and London offices on Thursday 18 January 2018 to mark the start of the new year.

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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...

CJEU decision - luxury brands may be able to restrict sales through online marketplaces

On 6 December, the highly anticipated decision in the case, (C 230/16) Coty Germany GmbH v Parfümerie Akzente GmbH will be welcomed by many luxury brands. Watch our video to hear more from our IP and trade mark specialist Bonita on the decision and what this means for brands.

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What businesses need to know about the Trade Secrets Directive

The Trade Secrets Directive came into force in July 2016 and member states will have to implement it before July 2018. This webinar will discuss key points that companies should be aware of and practical tips about how to protect their trade secrets as a result of the Directive.

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Swinging the lead: top tips on absence management

This webinar looks at how to deal with absent or malingering employees, using occupational health effectively and making the most of information available to the employer, including what sort of monitoring is allowed.

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Starting on your journey to GDPR compliance - hear from Helena Wootton

We caught up with Helena Wootton to help demystify the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and hear how you can start on your journey to preparing for May 2018.

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