In-house in Focus webinar series

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A series of webinars for in-house lawyers looking for practical and commercial advice during the coronavirus pandemic.

Click on any of the videos below to watch our recorded webinars.

Avoiding Contract Disputes

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.

Brexit Update

Recorded on 3 December 2020, our speakers cover the current status of the 'deal' as well as immigration, data protection and dispute resolution.

Modern Slavery Act, Ethics and Reputation

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.

Exhasted by Brexit? - What do you need to know about IP in the New Year?

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?

Planning Update

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.

Standards and Regulations

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

International Arbitration, the New 2020 LCIA Rules

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.

Commercial Contract Update

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.

Top 10 Landlord & Tenant Tips

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.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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.

Force Majeur, Frustration and Arbitration

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.

Managing Contract Disputes During a Pandemic

Eric France discusses the practical steps you should now be taking to manage potential disputes including force majeure clauses, frustration and termination

Legal Privilege

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.

Crisis Management and Insurance

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.


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