Top 5 January reads for in-house lawyers

Top 5 January reads for in-house lawyers

 

As 2020 begins, we are aiming to support you in your role with practical hints and tips from our specialists lawyers. The below is a round-up of January's best content from the In-House blog. It includes news and regulatory updates, thought leadership content, insights from in-house events, and LexisNexis lawyer expertise. 

See below for a summary of our top picks from January…

 

1.  Risk & Compliance / Legal and regulatory news updates

Our legal and regulatory news updates are very popular articles. They are very quick to read, and highly valuable in keeping you up to date. In general, they look to cover the following topics: new case law and legislation across Brexit, Risk & Compliance, Commercial, Corporate, Information Law & TMT and Employment:

Risk and Compliance update - February 2020

Risk and Compliance update - January 2020

Commercial news vlog - January 2020

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 31 Jan 2020

Latest legal and regulatory updates - 9 January

 

 

2.  IR35 reforms 2020: What is changing and how can you reduce the risks?

The IR35 reforms will be implemented this April—do you feel prepared? Do you know how to mitigate the risks if you’re a medium-sized or large-sized company hiring contractors and freelancers? Do you know where you need to go to get the information you’re missing?

This article aims to give you a quick overview of what's coming and how it will affect you.

IR35 reforms 2020: What is changing and how can you reduce the risks?

You may also want to check out our IR35 webinar where our partners address key issues for large and medium-sized companies.

 

 

3.  Is flexible working the answer to stress in the legal profession?

The Guardian, the FT and LexisNexis are among the many publishers who have addressed the concept of stress in the legal sector. It is no secret that such a rewarding profession, at times, asks a lot from its lawyers.

Our own research has taught us that the majority (76%) of solicitors felt that stress/mental well being in the legal profession in a major issue, with over a third of solicitors experiencing stress at work.

So, what’s the solution? Is flexible working a viable panacea for these challenges?

Is flexible working the answer to stress in the legal profession?

 

 

4.  Aspire Event – Junior In-house Lawyers – Wednesday 4th March 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Young and up and coming in-house lawyer? 

Our Aspire event welcomes some fantastic speakers. Leading industry experts and senior counsel, including Christina Blacklaws - Blacklaws Consulting and previously President of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Listen to them share their knowledge, advice and experience on ‘International Women's Day Panel Discussion’, ‘How the BBC’s 5050 Project is driving forward gender equality in news’, ‘Employment Law 2020: what’s on the horizon?’.

Click for more information and to go to the event registration page:

Aspire Event – Junior In-house Lawyers – Wednesday 4th March 6:15pm - 8:30pm

 

 

5.  Brexit Bulletin: Latest information for lawyers

Last but by no means least, Brexit.

As of 11pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and will no longer participate in the political institutions and governance structures of the EU.

However, in accordance with the transitional arrangements provided in Part 4 of the Withdrawal Agreement, exit day marks the commencement of an 11-month implementation period.

During this period, the UK will continue to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes—putting many of the legal and practical changes associated with Brexit on hold.

Click for latest timelines, news and key practice notes to support you.

Brexit Bulletin: Latest information for lawyers

 

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About the author:

Amy leads the thought leadership and content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, creating insights for corporates and legal professionals. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT.