In-house Annual Conference 2021

Date: 16th June 2021 - 17th June 2021

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 6hours

Join us across two mornings for key legal updates, strategic insight and practical debate facilitated by leading in-house counsel. In-house Annual Conference 2021 Image

6 hours verifiable CPD | across two mornings

Join us across two mornings for key legal updates, strategic insight and practical debate facilitated by leading in-house counsel.

Following a year of immense disruption, the programme will be centred around the main themes of change and innovation. We will look ahead towards a post-Covid landscape with a view to discuss the new and upcoming challenges and opportunities facing in-house counsels.

We will look at the lessons we learnt from the past 12 months to identify positive change to maintain and the potential future challenges and opportunities to look out for; discuss wellbeing and resilience; provide practical guidance on risk management strategies and legal professional privilege; and reflect on diversity and inclusion as drivers for authentic leadership and innovation.

The agenda will feature a mix of plenary sessions and drop-in group discussions to increase choice and interaction: facilitated sessions that will allow you to join peers and colleagues for informal debate on a range of selected topics to further consolidate the themes raised during the plenary sessions. You will also have the opportunity to join your choice of breakout sessions to tailor the agenda to your individual interests.

Learning outcomes:
• Identify the upcoming challenges and opportunities facing in-house lawyers in a post-Covid landscape
• Discuss wellbeing and resilience strategies to cope with change
• Gain practical guidance on risk management and legal professional privilege
• Join facilitated group discussions on wellbeing, change and innovation and trainee talent development

Speakers
Solicitor and Experienced General Counsel
Legal Counsel, Coca-Cola
Executive VP and General Counsel, Spirit Energy
Partner, DLA Piper
Head of Regulatory Improvement and Hearings, Scottish Social Services Council
Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, Scottish Social Services Council
Head of Legal Affairs Wind & Business Development UK, ERG
Managing Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology & IP, RBS
Director and Legal Adviser, Central Legal Office
Partner, DLA Piper
Partner, Brodies
President, Law Society of Scotland
Solicitor, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and Co-Convener, Law Society of Scotland In-house Lawyers' Committee
Co-Convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee, Head of Governance and Assurance, Dumfries & Galloway Council
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland
Chief Executive, Lawyers in Local Government
John Forsyth
Senior Manager, Supplier Assurance, Lloyds Banking Group
Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland and past Convener, In-house Lawyers Committee
Past President, Lawyers in Local Government and Director of Law, Governance and HR, London Borough of Lewisham
Principal Product Manager, LexisNexis
Professional Support Lawyer, LexisNexis
Day One - Wednesday 16 June

Chair

Sheekha Saha
Solicitor, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and Co-Convener, Law Society of Scotland In-house Lawyers' Committee

Chair

Vlad Valiente
Co-Convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee, Head of Governance and Assurance, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Kenneth Dalling
President, Law Society of Scotland

Ingrid Cope
Legal Counsel, Coca-Cola

• Coca-Cola’s history of supporting civil rights, diversity and inclusion
• What Coca-Cola are doing at the moment – Outside Counsel Guidelines
• How should members of the profession be challenging themselves in this area: The benefits of diversity and inclusion and the steps we can take as a profession/individually

Alistair Drummond
Partner, DLA Piper

Hannah Coleman
Head of Regulatory Improvement and Hearings, Scottish Social Services Council

Neil Campbell
Managing Legal Counsel, Outsourcing, Technology & IP, RBS

• What you learnt from the last 12 months: What worked and what didn’t
• Positive changes to maintain
• Potential future challenges and opportunities for in-house lawyers: What to look out for
• Wellbeing and resilience: How to cope with change

11:05 - 11:35 Choose your facilitated group discussion

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

John Forsyth
Senior Manager, Supplier Assurance, Lloyds Banking Group
11:45 - 12:15 Choose your breakout session:

Stuart Murdoch
Partner, DLA Piper

Madeleine Graham
Principal Product Manager, LexisNexis
Day Two - Thursday 17 June

Chair

Sheekha Saha
Solicitor, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and Co-Convener, Law Society of Scotland In-house Lawyers' Committee

Chair

Vlad Valiente
Co-Convener of the In-house Lawyers Committee, Head of Governance and Assurance, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Ian Jones
Solicitor and Experienced General Counsel

Norma Shippin
Director and Legal Adviser, Central Legal Office

Joyce Cullen
Partner, Brodies

Leigh Monteforte
Professional Support Lawyer, LexisNexis

Chair

Bruce Beveridge
Past President (2013-2014), Law Society of Scotland

• New guidance
• Know your client
• Legal privilege and confidentiality

Anne Garness
Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, Scottish Social Services Council

Bring your own coffee and join us for informal debate and sharing of experience around trainee supervision and talent development against the backdrop of the challenges brought about by Covid-19.

Deborah Evans
Chief Executive, Lawyers in Local Government

Suki Binjal
Past President, Lawyers in Local Government and Director of Law, Governance and HR, London Borough of Lewisham,

Chair

Graeme McWilliams
Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland and past Convener, In-house Lawyers Committee,

Nicola Macleod
Executive VP and General Counsel, Spirit Energy

• Change, innovation and leadership
• Diversity and inclusion

Testimonials

"This course thoroughly deserved the name "Festival". A fantastic line up of inspirational speakers and presenters. Heartening to hear shared experiences in times of Covid and a wealth of ideas and perspectives which I will certainly take further. Really well done and thank you to all involved"

Mairi Gibson, Revenue Scotland

"As always an informed and relevant session; adapted really well for online delivery and a credit to the organisers. This allowed for important calibration with legal peers, at what is a crucial time for the profession and those it supports."

T. McComb, Plexus Corporation

"Despite being held remotely, this still felt like a supportive and cohesive event for all in-house lawyers. A really good opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that face us all - and the friendliest online event I've attended since lockdown!"

October 2020

"An absolutely brilliant conference, which exceeded my (already high) expectations - big thanks to all involved"

Lynette Purvis, Legal Counsel at renewable energy company ERG

"I found the opportunity to learn from and share with fellow Inhouse lawyers hugely beneficial both professionally and personally. The programme was thoughtfully curated, the speakers and chairs were excellent, and the consecutive days helped to make it feel collegiate."

October 2020

"As a telecoms lawyer I am ashamed to admit that I was sceptical that this virtual conference would work - but it did. The programme being spreadout over three days with good gaps between sessions meant I was able to both attend the conference and continue dealing with my normal work. Well done to all involved at the Society in making this event such a success."

Domhall Dods, Cityfibre

What happened at our 2020 event...
In-house Rising Star Award

The 2021 conference will feature a celebration of the brilliance of an up-and-coming talent in the in-house community with the presentation of our annual In-house Rising Star Award.

Read about 2020’s winner here.

Prices

prices exclude VAT

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

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