InsideOut Magazine

Our quarterly magazine focuses on the issues that matter to in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

November 2023

Legal professional privilege – lessons from recent case law

Legal professional privilege (LPP) remains a key issue for in-house lawyers. Alan Sheeley and Emilie Jones, partner and barrister at Pinsent Masons, update us on the important case law relating to privilege from the past 12 months.


The challenges regulating in-house lawyers

Work-life balance: a juggling act for working parents 

Previous issues

"I had the audacity to persevere and believe in myself" 

Meet Joan Scott. She’s an in-house commercial lawyer, who was nominated for our Legal Heroes awards for her equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work in her role at Specsavers, as a mentor and as a charity volunteer.

She’s determined to leave the legal profession more diverse and inclusive than the industry she entered almost 20 years ago.


How to identify your client as an in-house lawyer

Three strategies to make your in-house legal talent stay

Is there a perfect recipe for contract negotiation?


Cover story: Leaving private practice for the golden arches

Jonathan Finney left a top 50 private practice to join McDonald’s as a legal counsel last year. But was this a case of out the frying pan and into the frier? He shares his experience of how fulfilling working for the fast-food giant is.


Practical ways in-house lawyers can fight the climate crisis

Difficult clients: three strategies for handling tough personalities

Mental health strategies for in-house lawyers

Cover story: A fair shot: the in-house lawyer behind global vaccine equality efforts

After being highly commended at the 2021 Law Society Awards, Jelena Madir, general counsel at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance explains the technical, financial and legal challenges faced when organising equal, global access to COVID vaccines


Your customers' expectations are changing, you should too

Diversity Access Scheme: helping hopefuls get in-house

Over the rainbow

Cover story: Are we really all climate lawyers now?

As the world continues to witness the disastrous effects of the ongoing climate crisis, Matthew Gingell explains what in-house lawyers can do to meet net zero targets and tackle climate change.


Human lawyers: building a mindful culture in the legal profession

SQE: how the new qualification exam will benefit in-house teams

Considering learning a foreign language? It'll be worth it

Cover story: The importance of difference

Kira Wilkinson – legal counsel at Slater Gordon and social mobility ambassador for the Law Society – explores why diversity is so important, how companies can avoid ‘groupthink’ and the importance of taking pride in your background.


“Make whatever you do sustainable”: interview with Sharon Blackman

Mental health workout: four ways to flex your mental muscle

Stepping out of the in-house

Interview with Cornerstone, winners of the Excellence in-house award 2020

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