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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.
Cover story: Make the switch: Three tips for moving sectors
Paul Cummins gives his top three tips for in-house lawyers considering a move to a new sector, while Robyn Sandilands, head of legal at Pets at Home Plc, gives her personal take on changing sectors.
Cover story: In-House pro bono roundtable
Duncan Wood reports back from the Law Society’s roundtable in November 2019 to launch new pro bono guidance for in-house lawyers, with representatives from law firms, legal charities and in-house legal teams.
This November, the SRA introduces new Standards and Regulations, which will free solicitors working outside SRA-regulated firms from some restrictions in providing advice to external clients. But how will this work in practice, and could it be something for in-house lawyers to consider? Marzena Lipman takes a closer look.
Cover story: Room at the top - becoming a GC
Ben Foat, Group GC at the Post Office, is often asked how someone can progress to a general counsel or legal director role. He outlines the core skills legal managers and in-house lawyers must have before considering more senior in-house positions.
In a new feature, we take an in-depth look at the in-house landscape in different regions of the UK. In this edition, Diana Bentley visits Leeds, the largest financial capital outside of London, and finds a thriving and expanding business hub - with a highly competitive in-house job market.
Ben Foat, Post Office legal director, was named In-house Solicitor of the Year at the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards. We speak to him about his win, his leadership, and how he is transforming his team to meet the increasing demands of the business for legal services.