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On-demand webinar: In-house legal professional privilege for in-house - UK vs. Europe

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Join this webinar to gain a practical insight into how privilege works with the in-house lawyer and how this gives rise to challenges when dealing with, for example, investigations undertaken by the European Commission. 

All in-house lawyers will benefit from a recap on the basics of privilege together with an in-depth look at issues surrounding privilege and the in-house lawyer both from an English law and European law perspective.

The session will cover: 

  • Brief recap on privilege generally
  • The position of in-house lawyers under English law
  • The position of in-house lawyers under European law
  • Practical issues arising for in-house lawyers and privilege
  • Responsibility for the legal function under the Senior Managers Regime - a threat to LPP?

UK solicitors operate differently from their counterparts in Europe - it is important that European law-makers understand this critical distinction and that UK in-house lawyers maintain their independent status as external advisers

Who should participate 

All in-house lawyers working in the corporate sector, public sector, not-for-profit organisations and charities


Colin Passmore, senior partner, Simmons & Simmons

Colin became the senior partner of Simmons & Simmons in 2011, but continues to maintain his litigation practice. Over the last 31 years Colin has worked in England, Hong Kong and the Middle East from where he has developed a varied commercial litigation practice that encompasses both international and domestic disputes. His particular focus areas are retail finance litigation, extradition disputes and large professional indemnity claims. 

Colin published the 3rd edition of “Privilege” in July 2013. This is one of the leading textbooks on the subject of legal professional privilege.

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About the In-house Division

Your In-house Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

See our 2017/18 Engagement Programme.