In-house CPD & events

We run a series of "CPD for In-House Lawyers" events, which are open to all solicitors working in-house. 

To help us improve our programme we're looking for:

  • Your suggestions for future CPD seminar topics
  • Enthusiastic in-house lawyers to speak at seminars and conferences

To contribute, email with your ideas.  

Live events - upcoming

To find out more about our events and book your place, please follow the links below.

CPD seminars

22 May 2017


PC & video conference links to remote   locations will be made available



Using time effectively

1 hour verifiable CPD

This seminar will focus on some new techniques to help you:

  • achieve more
  • maintain control of your to do list
  • stay on top of things

Speaker - David Bryson, Senior Legal Counsel, Baillie Gifford & Co


6 June 2017


PC & video conference links to remote   locations will be made available


Privilege - key issues for in-house lawyers

1 hour verifiable CPD

This seminar will focus on:

  1. An overview of legal professional privilege and litigation privilege
  2. An update on recent case law and
  3. Some practical considerations - the day to day issues that in-house lawyers may face in connection with privilege

Speaker - Mary Forbes, Senior Associate, CMS





















In-house conference

11 May 2017




In-house Legal - create, sustain & evolve

5.5 hour verifiable CPD

This conference will cover:

  • How to build a successful in-house legal team
  • Using litigation risk analysis to understand what a case is worth; what a good settlement looks like for your organisation; and how to communicate this to non-legal colleagues
  • Hidden regulatory risks presented by cybercrime and defending a regulatory prosecution
  • Recent developments in contract law
  • The potential big issues for in-house lawyers posed by Brexit
  • Ethical considerations for in-house lawyers in the face of commercial and political pressure

Conference cost - £75

Speakers - various




















Our seminars are generally hosted at the Society's offices in Edinburgh in the evenings. From there, video conferencing is available and we regularly link to a number of sites across Scotland. For those unable to attend in person we also offer a limited number of PC links.  If you are interested in setting up a video conferencing link for your organisation, please contact us.

Live events - coming soon

The following events are currently being planned. Booking will open soon. Please note that dates and topics are subject to change during the planning stage.

14 September


Date TBC

Mediation for in-house lawyers

On-demand webinars

There’s no need to clear your diary to fit in our free on-demand webinars - they’re designed to fit around your schedule: