November 2014

The Law Society’s new In-house Division’s e-magazine, InsideOut, launched in November 2014. It features hot topics affecting our members working across the public, corporate and NFP sectors, and provide practical information and guidance on how these affect you and your legal practice

Inside Out Cover November 2015

Cover story: ABS special

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The alternative lifestyle


Grania Langdon-Down investigates the trend towards in-house departments becoming ABSs

Other features


How to win friends...


Pippa Blakemore, of the PEP Partnership LLP, gives advice on how in-house lawyers can develop influencing and negotiating skills, which are becoming key assets as in-house roles continue to grow

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The Brussels Update: the European account preservation order - friend or foe?


Significant concerns have been raised about the order, and the failure to obtain a sufficient balance between creditors’ rights to recover debts and safeguards for defendants. The Brussels office explains


Parrots and politics: inside a police force's legal department


Sue Dauncey, head of legal services for Avon and Somerset Police, gives an insight into her department, in coversation with Caroline Roddis

ABS case studies


ABS case study: BT


BT’s legal team became an ABS in March 2013. Chief counsel Archana Makol, in conversation with Grania Langdon-Down, explains why they made the decision, and the new subsidiary’s strategy

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ABS case study: Buckinghamshire Law Plus


Caroline Roddis speaks to Anne Davies of Buckinghamshire County Council, the first local authority in the country to be granted a licence to transform its legal team into an independent legal practice


ABS case study: HB Public Law


Harrow Council’s legal department is one of only two local authority shared services ventures to have been awarded ABS status. Grania Langdon-Down talks to Linda Walker about the decision and the process