In-house in Focus

We understand that the challenges faced by in-house legal teams are wide, varied and always demanding. Our In-house in Focus hub page includes a wide range of resources to help provide answers and guidance on a variety of legal issues specifically for in-house counsel.

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In-house in Focus Webinars

Neil Howes and Andrew Secker look at the types of claims you might face as a result of the coronavirus crisis and what insurance cover will help you with claims.
Simon Pedley discusses force majeure and frustration, and how useful they are in practice. Mark Davison discusses arbitration, what it is and why you might consider it for dispute resolution in a post coronavirus and Brexit world.
Recorded on 29 September 2020 Jayne Hussey and Simon Pedley review some recent cases dealing with interesting and significant contract/commercial issues and consider the implications for drafting commercial agreements.
Recorded on 20 Oct 2020 Peter Seaborn and Alex Round from our planning team will summarise some of the headline changes and potential implications to the Government's recent changes to the planning system.
Recorded on 3 December 2020, our speakers cover the current status of the 'deal' as well as immigration, data protection and dispute resolution.
What is it? Why does it matter? How can you lose it? We review issues regarding legal privilege and the particular role of the in-house lawyer in ensuring it is preserved.
Recorded on 29 July 2020, Lino Di Lorenzo and Paul Knight discuss the most significant change to the insolvency regime for 20 years. They explain the new provisions, including the restriction on termination rights, and how they will affect contract clauses and dealings with counterparties in financial distress.
Recorded on 7 October 2020 Mark Davison (Head of International Arbitration) discusses the new London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules which come into effect on 1 October 2020. He outlines what’s changed, what you need to know and what benefits arbitration may provide in a post Brexit and Covid-19 world.
Recorded on 4 Nov 2020, Mark Pearce discusses what is happening to existing Community rights in the UK and what you need to do to maintain protection. what changes are going to happen. what’s happening about exhaustion of rights – and how trade with the EU be affected?
Douglas McDonald and Mark Davison discuss how parties can prevent contract disputes; what steps parties’ can employ to avoid disputes escalating; and what parties should do if disputes are unavoidable.
Eric France discusses the practical steps you should now be taking to manage potential disputes including force majeure clauses, frustration and termination
Recorded on 18 August 2020, James Hordern and Christopher Bartley discuss 10 key issues facing commercial landlords and tenants as the lockdown restrictions begin to lift.
10 months on from the introduction of the SRA’s new Standards and Regulations, Carol Westrop outlines the main changes with a particular emphasis on how they apply to in house lawyers. Recorded on 14 Oct 2020
Recorded on 17 November 2020, In this session Jayne Hussey considers annual reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act along with ethical and reputational issues to be considered when drafting commercial agreements.
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