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In-house pro bono roundtable


Duncan Wood reports back from the Law Society’s roundtable in November 2019 to launch new pro bono guidance for in-house lawyers, with representatives from law firms, legal charities and in-house legal teams.



In-house life: Avon and Somerset Constabulary


Ellena Talbot, Director of Legal Services, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, explains how the legal team has utilised underused legislation to protect the most vulnerable in the community; its bespoke advice service to the organisation; and lifts the lid on life as a police lawyer.


Can agile work for in-house?


Most people have heard of agile working; you might be already doing it. But does it actually work for in-house? Maxine Park investigates.

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The impact of GDPR on local authorities


Daniela Licciardo looks at how local government authorities have handled the impact of the GDPR. What has it meant for service contracts and the authority’s relationship with suppliers? Just who is the data controller, and who is the data processor?

Angel of the north

East is east: north-east regional focus


It was traditionally the home of mining and heavy industry. Yet the last few decades have witnessed something of a transformation of the north-east, and it’s attracting many in-house counsel for its opportunities for a decent work-life balance and above-average level of jobs.


Q&A: In-house Excellence Awards winners YPLS


The Young People’s Legal Service, part of Warwickshire Legal Services, Warwickshire Country Council won the 2019  Law Society Excellence In-house award for their outstanding contribution to society by delivering legal services that help people experiencing significant financial pressure. Senior solicitor Naomi Bentley-Lawson explains more.