About the In-house Division

The community for in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

What we do

We promote the profession and help the Law Society better represent in-house lawyers.

We provide a supportive environment for in-house lawyers to share best practice and discuss current topics and challenges.

Through events, online content, activities and research, we keep you up to date with developments in:

  • regulation
  • careers, leadership and strategy
  • risk management
  • legal management

Why you should join us

We provide opportunities for you to:

  • learn from peers
  • build your networks
  • share and develop best practice
  • exchange ideas and experiences
  • influence the overall direction of the legal sector

Benefits

Our growing flagship event where the in-house legal community from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors meet to discuss and promote best practice. 

Giving practical advice and guidance on topical issues and challenges faced by in-house lawyers, including:

  • regulatory changes
  • risk and compliance
  • career development
  • promoting the value of in-house
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • soft skills

These events give in-house legal leaders a chance to discuss key thinking, exchange ideas, provide valuable feedback and extend networks.

We hold quarterly regional social networking events exclusively for the in-house legal community. These socials provide an informal environment where in-house lawyers can meet, network, share and gain knowledge and speak to representatives of the In-house Division.

We help in-house members keep up to date with news, features and events, take part in research and thought leadership sessions, and other activities.

Increase your network and join our growing LinkedIn group.

Our online magazine is published four times a year. It features topics and practical information affecting in-house members such as:

  • risk and compliance
  • regulation
  • ethics
  • technology
  • leadership
  • demonstrating value
  • in-house careers

Most articles are written by in-house counsel, for in-house counsel. If you’re an in-house lawyer and want to contribute an article, contact us at inhouse@lawsociety.org.uk.

In-house Forum is our e-newsletter for in-house members. With six issues a year, it includes updates, news, features, events and relevant activities.

Search our website by key themes to find information on learning and careers information, innovation and technology, performance management, and risk and regulation.

Our partner Lexology distributes an innovative daily newsfeed, providing members with essential, global market intelligence. The In-house Division newsstand is tailored to reflect industry practice areas.

You can personalise your subscription to reflect your industry, sector and/or other interests, and choose how often you receive it.

The Law Society develops policy on proposals to change the law. It makes sure the voice of the in-house legal community is heard by key decision-makers. 

It seeks evidence-based consultation responses from in-house lawyers, government and non-government organisations. The In-house Division, with the support of our committee, is the voice of the in-house sector for this process.

How to join

To join the division, follow us in My LS by using the green sign-up button at the top of this page, or add in-house to your favourite My LS topics.

Find out about the In-house Division Committee

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