In-house update – March 2017


See the latest news, resources, and training opportunities relevant to in-house practitioners.


The March 2017 Gazette features several highly relevant items for in-house practitioners.

Training opportunities

The Law Society offers specialist training tailored to the needs of in-house solicitors. Upcoming events include:

  • The annual In-house and Public Sector Panel Discussion will take place on 4 May 2017. Hosted by the In-house and Public Sector Committee in partnership with Law Society Professional Training, this panel discussion will cover practical issues of  setting up and managing an in-house legal function. Book the In-House and Public Sector Panel Discussion.
  • The Certificate in Strategic Development for In-House Practice will commence on 13 October 2017. This course has been designed for general counsel and in-house counsel who wish to contribute to the growth and direction of their organisation through the development of their in-house practice. Register your interest for the Certificate in Strategic Development for In-House Practice.

Details of the Annual In-House and Public Sector Conference on 9 November 2017, organised in partnership with Law Society Professional training, will be announced soon.

For more on-site and online legal training opportunities, see Courses & Events.


The Law Society provides several services of value to in-house practitioners.

Practice notes

Law Society committees publish guidance covering a diverse range of issues, from technology and data protection to business law. You can search access a large archive of this information on the Law Society website.

Career services

Law Society Career Support offers one-to-one consultations and a wide range of online advice, from performing well in job interviews to working in other jurisdictions.

External events

In-house solicitors may be particularly interested in certain events organised by external bodies.

  • The annual ICSA Ireland Conference will take place on 23 May at Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel. The Conference is the largest annual event for company secretaries and governance professionals in Ireland. Find out more about ICSA Ireland Conference.
  • A conference organised by Barnardos addresses proportionality, timelines, and decision-making in child care proceedings. Find out more about the Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service Conference.

The In-House and Public Sector Committee

The In-House and Public Sector Committee of the Law Society represents the interests of solicitors across the in-house sector.

Find out more about the In-House and Public Sector Committee of the Law Society