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In-house best practice course

Date: 31st March 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:45

Location:
200 SVS
200 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5SG

CPD Hours: 6hours

This course will appeal to those who have recently moved in-house in both the public and private sectors. The programme has been specifically designed to support and guide new in-house solicitors or those going into a solo legal counsel role or a small in-house team.

Book by Friday 31 January to save 20% with our Early Bird rate

6 hours verifiable CPD

Are you embarking on an in-house career?

Join us on 31 March for insights, debate, and practical training given by experienced in-house lawyers and expert guidance from Law Society of Scotland colleagues. New features included to help meet your needs include our morning mini-roundtable and afternoon workshop where we will discuss in-house practice, and learn more about in-house risk in ‘Identifying risk and understanding your organisation’s risk appetite’. 

This course will appeal to those who have recently moved in-house in both the public and private sectors. The programme has been specifically designed to support and guide new in-house solicitors or those going into a solo legal counsel role or a small in-house team.

We will explore the unique challenges faced by in-house communities, and reflect upon the distinctive relationships with employers and different business functions.

The course will help answer questions such as:

  • How do you succeed in the transition from private practice to in-house?
  • What does it mean to advise an organisation with a whole new set of questions and expectations than those faced before?

You will also be able to share your experiences and participate in two facilitated group discussions applying ethical dilemmas and challenging internal dynamics to professional practice related case studies.

Read more about the In-house best practice course here, In-house best practice in 7 easy steps, and read more from our expert speaker, Shareen Gault on in-house risk.

Learning outcomes

At this course you will gain an understanding of:

  • How to identify in-house legal practice objectives and deliver them
  • Developing your role from legal counsel to strategic business partner
  • Alignment and understanding within your organisation
  • Your relationship with the practice rules
  • Ethics and key professional practice considerations in the in-house environment
  • Client management: External legal services and internal teams
  • The challenges facing other in-house legal teams and solutions
  • Leadership and strategic communication
Testimonials

"An invaluable day with a fascinating breadth and depth of speakers."

April 2018

"Probably the best overall standard of speaker I've heard at a CPD event."

April 2018

"Great event – I’m feeling much more confident in my in-house role as a result"

April 2019

"A great opportunity to meet other in-house solicitors and share practical tips"

April 2019

"very relatable to see experiences of others"

September 2019

"speakers, excellent, engaging, interesting exciting"

September 2019

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration and refreshments
  • Speaker
    Colin Anderson, Council member, Law Society of Scotland (former in-house lawyer)
  • 09:45 - 10:25

    Working in-house - the key characteristics of an in-house lawyer

    • In this shared keynote session, we welcome two experienced in-house solicitors from both commercial and third sector in-house teams to share their insights on the key characteristics, objectives of delivering advice and common challenges experienced as an in-house lawyer
    • How to succeed in your new in-house role: Practical tips on affecting change, effective engagement and collaboration with other functions

    Speaker
    Mhairi Maguire, Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, The Piper Group

    10:25 - 11:00

    Dealing with internal clients

    Speaker
    Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Trust Pilot

    11:00 - 11:20

    Panel discussion with the morning's speakers and opportunity to pose questions on particular issues affecting your role and organisation

  • 11:20 - 11:40

    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:40 - 12:20

    Mini roundtable

    Speaker
    Beth Anderson, Head of Member Engagement In-house lawyers

    12:20 - 12:50

    Understanding your organisation - CEO/ Board expectations of in-house counsel

    12:50 - 13:00

    Discussion Q&A

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Lunch and networking
  • 13:45 - 14:00

    SLCC gateway and service complaints

    14:00 - 14:20

    Key professional practice considerations

    14:20 - 14:40

    In-house solicitors, conduct and third party complaints guidance

    Speaker
    Margot Walker, Head of Professional Conduct, Law Society of Scotland

    14:40 - 15:10

    Identifying risk and understanding your organisation's risk appetite

    • Embedding risk management by not necessarily talking about risk…..
    • Understanding a risk framework
    • The impact of culture on risk management
    • Getting to grips with risk appetite

  • 15:10 - 15:25

    Refreshments and networking
  • 15:25 - 16:35

    Session chair: Thembe McInnes, Commercial Contracts Manager, Edinburgh Airport

    Facilitators: Beth Anderson, Head of Member Engagement In-house lawyers, Law Society of Scotland;
    Stuart Kelly, Clydesdale Bank

  • Speaker
    Colin Anderson, Council member, Law Society of Scotland (former in-house lawyer)

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£226.35
 
New member:
£187.91
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£187.91
 
Trainee:
£187.91
 
Unemployed member:
£170.84
 
Non-member:
£247.71
 

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