Top 5 November reads for in-house lawyers

Top 5 November reads for in-house lawyers


As the end of the year approaches, we are aiming to support you in your role with practical hints and tips to make your life that bit easier. The below is a round-up of November's best content from the In-House blog. It includes interviews with GCs, as well as thought leadership content from our events, networking and in-house lawyer expertise. 

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


1.  New 'Junior Lawyer's Skillset' series


Keeping pace with the industry trends, the legal trends, learning to influence the board and becoming a true business partner in your company. These are just a few of the challenges young in-house lawyers face when starting their careers. Our 'Junior Lawyer's Skillset' is designed to give those who are training some support, hints and tips, as well as guidance for those training junior lawyers. Click below, and watch out for more from the series in the coming weeks:

Junior lawyer’s skillset: 5 tips for presenting with style

Junior lawyer’s skillset: Effective communication




2.  New 'Trends to Watch' and 'Updates'


As part of our new sector and practice focused series, we have published a series of new 'Trends to Watch' and 'Update' articles. To help you get ahead with understanding everything you need to know and act on in the coming quarter, we have spoken with our in-house PSLs to outline the key legal trends as 2019 draws to a close. Click below, and keep a look out for more over the next few weeks:

Life Sciences Trends to Watch - Q4

Financial Services Sector Update - Q4

Life Sciences Sector Update – Q4

Energy Sector Update - Q4




3.  Legal and regulatory news update



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

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 22 November 2019

Latest legal and regulatory news update - 8 November 2019




4.  Best practice: Tips for getting the most out of your legal research


Research has shown that it costs five times more to attract a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. With an online search, it is almost impossible to be sure of the validity of the data you are looking at, or whether you are reading the absolute latest information.

Can we, and should we, trust those free online sources with our reputation? How much time is wasted checking and validating free information? Could your business be better served by improving the research and checking process within your team?

Best practice: Tips for getting the most out of your legal research




5.  Commercial news vlog - November 2019


In association with Iain Larkins from Radius Law, we bring you updates from across: Corporate & Commercial, Data Security, Employment, Consumer and Competition Law. We focus on the commercial aspects and look at the practical steps for you to consider.

Commercial news vlog - November 2019: An unreasonable restraint of trade, An employee’s right to compensation for inventions and Barclays pays $6m to end US SEC's foreign bribery claim


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Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"