In-house Best Practice Course May 2021

Date: 4th May 2021 - 5th May 2021

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 6hours

Join us online over the course of two mornings for insights, debate, and practical training given by experienced in-house lawyers and receive expert guidance from Law Society of Scotland colleagues.

6 hours verifiable CPD | across two mornings

Are you embarking on an in-house career?

Join us online over the course of two mornings for insights, debate, and practical training given by experienced in-house lawyers and receive expert guidance from Law Society of Scotland colleagues. As we continuously develop the course to suit your needs, we have included a mini-roundtable session and an interactive workshop that will allow you to 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, in both public and private sectors, 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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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
Speakers
Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, ENABLE Group
Chairman, Anderson Strathern Asset Management
General Counsel, Head of Risk & Compliance, Johnston Carmichael
Best Practice Advisor, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
Head of Legal Affairs Wind & Business Development UK, ERG
Commercial Contracts Manager, Edinburgh Airport
Director, Legal Counsel Services, Vialex
Principal Solicitor, Scottish Enterprise
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland
Head of Professional Conduct, Law Society of Scotland
Gillian Alexander
Solicitor - Head of Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland
Senior Solicitor, Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland
Day One - Tuesday 4 May

Chair

Bruce Beveridge
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland
Session One: Navigating in-house

Mhairi Maguire
Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, ENABLE Group

Lynette Purves
Head of Legal Affairs Wind & Business Development UK, ERG
Session Two: Organisational alignment

John Brett
Chairman, Anderson Strathern Asset Management

Catherine Corr
Principal Solicitor, Scottish Enterprise
Day Two - Wednesday 5 May

Chair

Bruce Beveridge
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland
Session One: Risk management

Shareen Gault
General Counsel, Head of Risk & Compliance, Johnston Carmichael
Session Two: In-house practice update

Susan Williams
Best Practice Advisor, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

Gillian Alexander
Solicitor - Head of Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland

Antony McFadyen
Senior Solicitor, Professional Practice, Law Society of Scotland

Martin Campbell
Head of Professional Conduct, Law Society of Scotland

Chair

Thembe McInnes
Commercial Contracts Manager, Edinburgh Airport

Lynette Purves
Head of Legal Affairs Wind & Business Development UK, ERG

Seona Burnett
Director, Legal Counsel Services, Vialex
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

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£229.00
 
New lawyer:
£194.65
 
Non-member:
£263.35
 
Unemployed member:
£0.00
 

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