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Legal Resources

Here are some handy legal resources to use at your own pleasure.

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DLA Piper WIN.

Billed as “What In House Lawyers Need”, this is DLA’s landing page for in house lawyer events, webinars and articles.

Clifford Chance M&A Toolkit

Clifford Chance M&A Toolkit. Hosts video interviews with CC lawyers on M&A related topics, and links to CC’s various briefings on M&A, including its Global M&A Trends Briefing. Included in the content is CC’s Cross-Border Acquisition Guide, which allows you to build drop down comparative tables of Corporate law nuts and bolts in a number of jurisdictions. Requires (free) registration.

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood publish Employment Podcasts on a monthly basis.

Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths has a dedicated section of their website for in house lawyers, including their own e-learning courses – although much of the content doesn’t seem to have had a refresh since 2014.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is another firm with part of their website dedicated to training and events in house lawyers. Events include a networking forum, Carrie, which is specifically for female in house lawyers (named after Carrie Morrison, the first female solicitor to be admitted in England and Wales, in 1922). They also organize an annual Commercial Law seminar with Warwick Business School.

Slaughter & May’s Practical Guide

Slaughter & May’s Practical Guide to the SRA Handbook (published October 2016) is a helpful reference as to how the regulator’s rules apply to you as in house counsel.

Cooley

Cooley (the Silicon Valley Tech lawyers) have published an open source suite of template venture capital documents. You can generate Seed Series equity and convertible note documents and Term Sheets, plus Delaware incorporation documents. Currently limited to US companies only.

DLA Piper and Clifford Chance

DLA Piper and Clifford Chance have published free GDPR-compliant template clauses for supplier contracts.

Practical Law

Practical Law for in house lawyers is an offshoot of the main Practical Law site. Has a selection of articles with an in house slant, interviews with in house lawyers and some maintained content. Behind a pay wall.

In House Lawyer

In House Lawyer is a quarterly magazine for, well, in house lawyers. The website contains an archive of their GC interviews, including with the top lawyers at Diageo, UBS and The Weir Group.

The Law Society’s in-house Division

The Law Society’s in-house Division hosts training events aimed at in house counsel every few weeks throughout the year, some paid and some free. You can also download slides from previous events, and there are some webinars (mostly around £45 a go).

The Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel is a global in house lawyer network. The European chapter organises training events in the UK and hosts articles by in house lawyers. Given their size, I’m always surprised that I never seem to encounter them in real life… Guess I should be checking out their events.

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