In-house Online CPD

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Online CPD for in-house lawyers

The number of verifiable CPD hours varies depending on which items you choose.

You will gain 12.75 hours verifiable CPD by selecting the option for all modules.

Prices for all modules (excluding VAT)

Member

£305.00

New member

£300.00

Non member

£310.00

Unemployed member

£290.00


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Join Stewart and Aiste of the Competition Law sub-committee for insights tailored to the needs of in-house lawyers focusing on competition law principles; and competition risk management and compliance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Meeting regulatory expectations;
  • Assessing and managing risk exposure;
  • Penalties and recent trends in competition law enforcement;
  • Protecting legal privilege in the context of a competition law investigation;
  • Competition compliance tips for in-house lawyers.

Speakers:

Stewart Hardie, Risk Division, Lloyds Banking Group
Compliance Advisory, CB Conduct,Compliance & Operational Risk, Lloyds Banking Group
Stewart worked in private practice for a number of years before joining Bank of Scotland where he held senior legal and
compliance positions including Bank of Scotland Group Compliance Officer. Most of his professional, in- house, experience
has been in regulatory compliance. He currently works in Lloyds Banking Group, Risk Division in the Conduct, Compliance
and Operational Risk team. He has not practised law for many years and never practised as a competition lawyer.
However, in-house, in both legal and compliance capacities, he worked on deals, projects and investigations involving
competition law considerations. He also made submissions to and met with competition regulators. With the FCA
becoming the sector competition regulator for financial services he became closely involved in reviewing competition law
in a wider risk management framework. Stewart chairs the Law Society’s Competition Law Reform sub-committee.

Aiste Slezeviciute, EU & Competition Legal Counsel, The Royal Bank of Scotland
Aiste has considerable EU and competition law experience gained at the European Commission and practising as a lawyer
in international firms in Brussels and the UK. Recent experience includes an in-house role as a competition legal counsel
in financial services sector. Aiste is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in New York State,
and is currently tutoring in EU & Competition law at the University of Edinburgh. 

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£55.00

New member

£50.00

Non member

£60.00

Unemployed member

£40.00

Join John McKinlay, Head of UK IP and Technology Practice and Convener of the Technology Law and Practice Committee for trends impacting contract drafting and negotiation for in-house lawyers. The module explores a diagnostic imaging AI technology case study.

Learning Outcomes:

  • AI and liability: different approach to SLAs/KPIs
  • Intellectual property in AI
  • Ethics and reputation
  • Warranties and obligations
  • Supply chain risk
  • Brexit and provisions
  • Outsourcing and liquidated damages
  • Cloud computing

Speaker:

John McKinlay, Partner, DLA Piper
John McKinlay advises a range of businesses and public sector organisations on contractual, technology, and intellectual property matters. His core practice is negotiating commercial, outsourcing and technology contracts. John is the Convenor of the Law Society of Scotland's Technology Law and Practice Committee

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Join Bruce Beveridge, our opening keynote at the 2019 In-house lawyers annual conference for insight on the critical contribution legal makes to an organisation and guidance on the management expectations of in-house counsel. This module is particularly relevant to those looking to reflect on their in-house career plans, path and next steps into strategic management roles.

Learning Outcomes:

  • In-house counsel - an automotive comparison: steering, engine, accelerator or brake?
  • Why in-house; what difference does that make?
  • The importance of a balanced perspective: the relationship between in-house and outsourced.
  • So you want to be a GC or a CEO? Really? Are you sure? How do you know?

Speaker:

Bruce Beveridge, Past President, Law Society of Scotland 2012-2013
For the last 20 years Bruce has operated as a GC or equivalent, CEO or Board Director or Chair. He has amassed a very broad range of legal and organisational experience both strategically and at the coal face. He is passionate about supporting those earlier in their careers. For more than a decade he has regularly facilitated at LBC Wise Counsel’s unique and transformational in-house talent development programme. Some career highlights are: Lord President’s Legal Secretary; Deputy Keeper of RoS; Head of part of Rural Affairs; Chair of thinkWhere Ltd; Office Bearer in the WS Society; CEO of BSAS; and CEO of Storas Uibhist. And of course President of the Law Society of Scotland. 

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

This module will cover both operational readiness and claims readiness for your organisation. Gain insight on opt in and opt out actions amongst other vital data protection updates.

Learning Outcomes:

  • One year on from GDPR: the privacy breach landscape
  • Breach incidents – ICO fines and claims for damages by individuals
  • Scaling it up: class actions
  • Are you ready? Practical steps to manage and mitigate risk

Speakers:

Duncan Turner, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna
Duncan is a partner in the Technology Media and Telecommunications Team at CMS Edinburgh. Duncan specialises in information technology, intellectual property, data protection and commercial contracts. His experience includes drafting and negotiating complex IT and commercial contracts, including outsourcing agreements, software development and licensing agreements and software as a service contracts. Duncan also has extensive experience advising on the IT, IP and data protection aspects of M&A transactions.

Catriona Garcia-Alis, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna
Catriona Garcia-Alis is a Senior Associate in the Disputes Team in Edinburgh.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

We consider the key question for in-house lawyers looking to serve their organisations: how do you engage or pitch to important levels of stakeholders, internal clients and non-legal business functions?

Join Fraser Bell, Head of Legal, Aberdeen City Council, to consider your role, your clients and to explore:

  • Who are our clients?
  • How do we grow trust & confidence?
  • How do we grow our influence?
  • How do we grow our capacity?

Speaker:

Fraser Bell, Head of Legal, Aberdeen City Council
Fraser was appointed to the position of Head of Legal and Democratic Services at Aberdeen City Council in July 2015.  He previously held roles in Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council and Dundas & Wilson. Fraser is a past President of the Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland (SOLAR).

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Company secretarial matters are vital in the operation of any company.
They include that the administration of the business complies with statutory and regulatory requirements, and that the board of directors’ decisions are implemented.
In this module, Gary Gray, Head of Company Secretarial Services, Burness Paull, provides a comprehensive overview of the duties of a company secretary and an up-to-date brief on pertinent Companies House matters.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Filings at Companies House - from incorporation to dissolution
  • Statutory registers that a company must keep
  • What happens when a company has satisfied its purpose
  • Process for striking off that company at Companies House
  • Current developments

Speaker:

Gary Gray, Head of Company Secretarial Services, Burness Paull
Gary is a director, and head of the Company Secretarial and Governance team at Burness Paull. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Gary has a vast knowledge and depth of experience in providing company secretarial services in a legal services environment, as well as providing support and guidance to in-house company secretaries on their duties and responsibilities. Working with a hugely diverse range of clients across all sectors of the economy gives Gary an unrivalled understanding of what each of our clients need and how best to ensure the highest standard of service delivery tailored to them.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Strong research skills are key competencies for the in-house legal professional.
In this online module, Kayleigh McGarry, Librarian to the Supreme Courts of Scotland, and Lorna Robertson, Head of Research and Information, Shepherd and Wedderburn, provide practical tips and demonstrations to access up-to-date and accurate legal information, across a range of resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve your proficiency in finding legal content online
  • Strategies for searching for content in the most time-efficient way
  • Good practice approaches for accessing physical library resources

Speakers

Lorna Robertson, Head of Research and Information, Shepherd and Wedderburn
Lorna Robertson looks after Shepherd and Wedderburn's three libraries, providing legal and business research and a current awareness service to the lawyers. Her responsibilities also include book purchasing, subscription negotiations, and legal research training.

Kayleigh McGarry, Librarian to the Supreme Courts of Scotland, SCTS
Kayleigh manages the library service which is required to provide legal research support to the senior judiciary as well as the Supreme Courts staff and other employees of SCTS such as the solicitors and policy officers drafting reforms in court procedure. 

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

An update tailored to in-house legal practice, Euan Smith of Pinsent Masons covers the consequences and implications of employment tax changes, immigration post Brexit, effective notice and vicarious liability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Essential employment law knowledge for in-house lawyers
  • Review of the main changes in employment tax changes, immigration post Brexit, effective notice and vicarious liability.

Speaker:

Euan Smith, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Euan is a Partner who advises clients in all areas of employment law, in contentious and non-contentious matters. He leads the Employment Energy Sector and Corporate Immigration practices and manages key client relationships. He regularly advises blue-chip companies and public sector organisations on executive recruitment and termination, organisational change programmes, TUPE strategies, contract drafting, interpretation, industrial actions and collective employee relations.
He has represented clients before Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals in Scotland and England, in a wide range of cases including unfair dismissal and discrimination. He has designed and delivered effective training programmes for employees on employment law issues. Euan is recognised as an expert in his field and regularly speaks at conferences for employment lawyers. He is a member of the Employment Law Group and CIPD.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Join experienced in-house lawyers for a collegiate discussion on how to navigate a new in-house role. We will explore the unique challenges faced by in-house communities, and reflect upon the distinctive relationships with employers and different business functions.

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

Speakers:

Aisling McMullan, Senior Legal Counsel, Hymans Robertson
Aisling McMullan is currently Senior Legal Counsel at Hymans Robertson LLP (a consultancy providing independent pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions, to employers, trustees and financial services institutions).
She covers a breadth of commercial work including providing legal advice in relation to transactional work, strategic decision making, identifying and managing a variety of legal risks and influencing stakeholders at all levels of the business.
Her hands on role also includes working with business functions to identify legal training needs, and designing and presenting effective and engaging training sessions.
Prior to moving in-house, Aisling was in private practice (both at firms in Glasgow and Belfast) with a primary focus on litigation.

Maree Allison, Director of Regulation, Scottish Social Services Council
Maree was appointed Director of Regulation at the SSSC in 2018. She joined the SSSC in 2010 and held a number of senior roles in the legal and fitness to practise functions. She is a solicitor and prior to joining the SSSC in 2010 was a litigation solicitor in private practice.

Fraser Bell, Head of Legal, Aberdeen City Council
Fraser was appointed to the position of Head of Legal and Democratic Services at Aberdeen City Council in July 2015.  He previously held roles in Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council and Dundas & Wilson. Fraser is a past President of the Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland (SOLAR).

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£20.00

New member

£15.00

Non member

£25.00

Unemployed member

£10.00

Join experienced in-house lawyers from the commercial and public sector for a collegiate discussion on how to demonstrate value. We will explore the unique challenges faced by in-house communities and explore strategic examples from a variety of legal departments.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to demonstrate value to your senior management team
  • Winning trust and maintaining it
  • KPIs and benchmarking for in-house legal

Speakers:

Alison York, Head of Legal, SEPA
Stephen Taylor, Legal Counsel, AG Barr plc

Lindsay Thomson, Senior Service Manager, Clackmannanshire Council
Lindsay is currently the Service Manager of Legal and Democracy at Clackmannanshire Council. In this post she is responsible for advising Council and officers about all matters of law relating to the work of the local authority.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Innovate –This module joins in-house solicitors to explore legal technology innovations and how they’ve put them into practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Beyond the hype – what’s the reality of legal tech
  • Benefits and pitfalls of introducing technology
  • Getting buy in from your senior management
  • Lived experience of panel members' organisations

Speakers:

Leigh Kirkpatrick, Managing Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology and IP, RBS Legal
Leigh is a Managing Legal Counsel at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She provides strategic and transactional support on a variety of technology, outsourcing and innovation projects, with an increasing focus on emerging tech. She is passionate about innovation within the legal sector using approaches such as design thinking to drive change. She won the Law Society of Scotland’s in-house “Rising Star” Award in 2015, and the Women in Finance “Legal Advisor of the Year” in 2017.

Christopher Morgan, Group Head of Legal, Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited
Christopher Morgan is the Group General Counsel for Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited, one of the UK’s most successful privately owned companies. Christopher is responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance and governance matters at Arnold Clark. Before joining Arnold Clark, Christopher was the General Counsel & Company Secretary for the Weir Group PLC and before that, the General Counsel of Balfour Beatty’s Rail Division, based in London. He has previously held legal roles with Honda Motor Company both in Europe and Japan and with British Airways. He trained as a solicitor in Glasgow and is both Scottish and English qualified, as well as passing the New York state Bar.

Stefano Rinaldi, Team Leader and Senior Solicitor, Central Legal Office of the NHS
Stefano qualified in September 2001 after an in-house traineeship at RBS. He worked in various in-house and private practice roles before joining the Litigation Department at the NHS Central Legal Office in 2007. Stefano has been at the CLO ever since and is currently Team Leader of a new general litigation team within the Litigation Department. In 2018, he took on the role of Product Owner for the CLO in relation to the wider Digital Transformation programme of NHS National Services Scotland. The main focus of Stefano's work has been and remains in relation to Medical Negligence Law and he is an accredited specialist by the Law Society of Scotland in this area. He is the most senior solicitor in the CLO’s Digital Innovation Team, which seeks to promote and expand the use of digital technologies and solutions by staff at the CLO.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Can in-house legal departments and law firms really be strategic business partners with organisations and companies?
In today’s economy with the future uncertain, everyone is under greater pressure to do better and more with less. While most legal departments and law firms agree that there must be a better way to manage and pay for external legal services, only a few are truly innovating.
Join leading international expert and visiting speaker from Canada, Richard Stock of Catalyst Consulting, to ensure that you pay the right price for the services you receive. Richard will share his international insight gained from advising global organisations such as Shell, Heineken USA, Pearson Education, Toyota, National Bank of Canada, TD Bank, and Estée Lauder amongst others over the last 25 years.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to define the value proposition of your law department and law firms for the company
  • Forecasting the demand for your legal services for the next 3 years
  • Features of the law department business plan
  • Measures to save 20% in projected legal spend
  • Explore Multi-year commitments for firms
  • Debate Non-hourly hybrid fees

Speaker:

Richard G. Stock M.A. FCIS, CMC, Partner, Catalyst Consulting
Richard Stock, B.A., M.A, FCIS, CMC, has consulted to more than 250 law departments over the years, covering every major industry sector. Many clients are public companies, while others are country counsel with international companies or are privately held. He has written more than 390 columns, articles and books and is an experienced conference presenter to corporate counsel in Europe, Canada, the US, the Middle East and Australia. His approach to managing workloads and workflows for law departments, and his innovation with data analytics and performance-based fee arrangements was instrumental in securing an ACC Value Champs award for HIROC-BLG in 2013.
Richard is a member of Certified Management Consultants – Canada, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Associate member of the American Bar Association, and a regular member of the Buying Legal Council. His current responsibilities include lead consultant, project manager and thought leader in advising law departments on how best to add value to the company.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

Successful innovation answers the question “What difference do the lawyers make?”
Join leading international expert and visiting speaker from Canada, Richard Stock of Catalyst Consulting, to assess performance indicators for your legal department. Richard will share his international insight gained from advising global organisations such as Shell, Heineken USA, Pearson Education, Toyota, National Bank of Canada, TD Bank, and Estée Lauder amongst others over the last 25 years.

Richard explores the several categories that should be priorities for innovation in the law department:

  • shifting more of the resources from daily operational support of business units to developmental and corporate projects that the company regards as priorities
  • insuring a much greater self-sufficiency of business units with a combination of training, systems, templates and a more limited role in contract reviews, all with a view to boost the available capacity of the law department by 25%
  • abandoning hourly-based legal work in favour of performance-based fees for external counsel
  • raising the proficiency of the department’s lawyers in skill areas: leadership, business negotiations, and project management – all intended to ensure that they are not 'strictly legal' as time goes on

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the practical examples of legal services innovation
  • Four essential key performance indicators in legal services

Speaker:

Richard G. Stock M.A. FCIS, CMC, Partner, Catalyst Consulting
Richard Stock, B.A., M.A, FCIS, CMC, has consulted to more than 250 law departments over the years, covering every major industry sector. Many clients are public companies, while others are country counsel with international companies or are privately held. He has written more than 390 columns, articles and books and is an experienced conference presenter to corporate counsel in Europe, Canada, the US, the Middle East and Australia. His approach to managing workloads and workflows for law departments, and his innovation with data analytics and performance-based fee arrangements was instrumental in securing an ACC Value Champs award for HIROC-BLG in 2013.
Richard is a member of Certified Management Consultants – Canada, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Associate member of the American Bar Association, and a regular member of the Buying Legal Council. His current responsibilities include lead consultant, project manager and thought leader in advising law departments on how best to add value to the company.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£40.00

New member

£35.00

Non member

£45.00

Unemployed member

£25.00

Join Frances Coats for a startegic review what the in-house profession might look like in the future, including the additional challenges and capabilities we will need to build, but with a reminder on what should stay consistent.
This session will focuses on what the in-house profession might look like in the future, including the additional challenges and capabilities we’ll need to build but with a reminder on what should stay consistent.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Technology: societal change, ethical voice, communication
  • Legal tech: know your business
  • Efficiency: Urgency bias vs value
  • Insourcing vs outsourcing
  • People
  • Tips for your career in your organisation

Speaker:

Frances Coats, Chief Counsel - Corporate and Commercial, The Ardonagh Group
Frances heads the non-contentious legal team at The Ardonagh Group, a family of leading businesses spanning the insurance distribution chain. Prior to this, she was responsible for advising Tesco’s Group Food division, covering the UK, Ireland and Central Europe. Before going in house, Frances was a corporate/M&A specialist at Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including a secondment acting as sole legal counsel for Mondelez International’s Middle East and North Africa business.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

In this joint module, we welcome two experienced in-house solicitors from both large and small in-house teams to share their insights on the key characteristics, objectives of delivering advice and common challenges experienced as a new in-house lawyer.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to succeed in your new in-house role
  • Practical tips on affecting change, effective engagement and collaboration with other functions

Speakers:

Aisling McMullan, Senior Legal Counsel, Hymans Robertson
Aisling McMullan is currently Senior Legal Counsel at Hymans Robertson LLP (a consultancy providing independent pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions, to employers, trustees and financial services institutions).
She covers a breadth of commercial work including providing legal advice in relation to transactional work, strategic decision making, identifying and managing a variety of legal risks and influencing stakeholders at all levels of the business.
Her hands on role also includes working with business functions to identify legal training needs, and designing and presenting effective and engaging training sessions.
Prior to moving in-house, Aisling was in private practice (both at firms in Glasgow and Belfast) with a primary focus on litigation.

Maree Allison, Director of Regulation, Scottish Social Services Council
Maree was appointed Director of Regulation at the SSSC in 2018. She joined the SSSC in 2010 and held a number of senior roles in the legal and fitness to practise functions. She is a solicitor and prior to joining the SSSC in 2010 was a litigation solicitor in private practice.

Prices for this module (excluding VAT)

Member

£30.00

New member

£25.00

Non member

£35.00

Unemployed member

£17.50

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