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Budgets, relationships and ethics

Ahead of our annual conference on Friday 26 October, leadership and governance consultant Ciarán Fenton previews his conference session for in-house lawyers.

In-house team flies high

Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal Officer at Skyscanner, reflects on the work of her team that led her to being named ‘Senior In-house Lawyer of the Year’ at the Law Awards 2017.

Innovation as a performance indicator

Innovation isn't just about inventing new things, it's about improving how things are done and introducing solutions that have worked elsewhere. Legal management consultant Richard Stock blogs on the importance of innovation to in-house legal departments.

What is commercial awareness?

Andrew Todd, group director & company secretary of Springfield Properties plc, reflects on how being commercially aware can be particularly important (and challenging) for in-house lawyers.

Meet the in-house lawyers who protect Scotland's natural environment

Alison York, Head of Legal at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), discusses what it’s like to work as an in-house solicitor to protect the natural environment of Scotland.

Secondment Island

What can you learn about successful secondments from Love Island? A suprising amount, Callum O’Brien discovers. Callum is currently on secondment working in-house at Scottish Power.

How is your innovative self doing?

María Elena Sanz Arcas, Head of Legal Corporate Governance & Compliance at ScottishPower and member of the In-house Lawyers' Committee, talks about innovation in the in-house profession.

What's it like to join a committee?

Gregor Watt, trainee solicitor at Lloyds Banking Group plc, explains how he became a member of the In-house Lawyer's Committee member and discuss his first steps into the team.

Sarah is a rising star

Glasgow solicitor Sarah Haig has been named as the Law Society of Scotland’s In-house Rising Star 2018.

2018 In-house Rising Star Award finalists

Three newly qualified members of the Scottish legal in-house community have been shortlisted as finalists of the 2018 Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award.

Top tips from last year's In-house Rising Star

Leanne Hammell, winner of the In-house Rising Star Award in 2017, discusses her top tips she picked up for succeeding in-house and what being named Rising Star meant to her.

In-house best practice in 7 easy steps

Olivia Parker, interim Head of engagement for in-house lawyers, gives us her key takeaways from April's in-house best practice course.