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Interview: Ben Foat, In-house Solicitor of the Year


Ben Foat, Post Office legal director, was named In-house Solicitor of the Year at the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards . We speak to him about his win, his leadership, and how he is transforming his team to meet the increasing demands of the business for legal services.


Changing industries: CV and interview tips


Thinking about moving sector? There may be plenty of opportunities in the market, but how can you make an impact with your CV and at interview and demonstrate you really want a change? Diana Bentley canvasses recruiters and heads of legal for their advice on how to get yourself noticed ...

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Get on board


Swati Paul, general counsel, London Luton Airport spoke at the In-house Division annual conference in June, on the role of lawyers on boards. A board member herself, she shares her experience of taking her seat at the table, and some tips for success.

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Nice work: the in-house recruitment landscape


Diana Bentley investigates the current recruitment environment for the in-house sector.

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GDPR compliance: engaging the business


Sophie Gould, head of PSL In-house at Lexis Nexis, looks at how some organisations are encouraging wider corporate engagement with GDPR compliance.

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GDPR: What in-house lawyers need to know


The clock is ticking down to the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018. As an in-house lawyer, what do you need to know, and more importantly, what do you need to do? Robert Rutherford provides an in-depth, back to basics guide.

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Conference 2017: A practical approach to the GDPR


Paul Cummins, head of Legal at Milton Keynes Council and a member of the In-House Division committee, offers a practical, nine-step guide to implementing the General Data Protection Regulation in your organisation.


Mitigating risk Q&A


Following our successful seminar on mitigating risk in January, we will be running a series of Q&A in which in-house counsel from different sectors discuss their approaches to risk. First up is former Bupa GC Paul Newton, who sat on the seminar panel. He talks educating the business and how ...

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The long read: Privilege in a post-ENRC world


Recent cases on legal professional privilege drive home some key lessons from last year’s SFO v ENRC case, many of which are particularly relevant for in-house lawyers. Alan Sheeley and Emilie Jones look in detail at several judgments, and provide a number of important practical take-away points.

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Brexit and data protection – what happens now?


Alessandro Galtieri looks at how Brexit could impact data protection if the UK leaves without a deal - and there is little good news.

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