In-House Update - February 2021

22/02/2021

Access news, resources and training for in-house solicitors in the private and public sectors.

News

  • The latest Gazette includes in in-depth interview with Justine Carty, Law Society Counsel member and property specialist solicitor at the Property Registration Authority. In the interview, Carty describes her varied career to date, including transitioning to an in-house role. Read the Gazette
  • The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has postponed all in-person Adjudication Hearings, Conciliation Meetings, and Mediations for the immediate future. Parties will be offered a virtual service, where such in-person services had been scheduled at some future date. See details
  • The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) is seeking to recruit board members for organisations nationwide. The organisation is facilitating an important new service aimed at strengthening the boards and sub-committees of its member organisations by developing a database of suitably-qualified individuals who may be interested in joining the board of one of its member organisations as these leadership positions become available. Express your interest

Resources

  • Several new additions to the Law Society Library are highly relevant to in-house practice. These include EU Internet Law by Andrej Savin, Keating on Construction Contracts by Donald Keating and Modern Law of International Trade: Comparative Export Trade and International Harmonization by Ajendra Srivastava. Book loans can be organised via post or DX to workplaces or home addresses. Access Library services
  • Solicitors in both private and in-house practice can be targeted by cybercrime. The Society has collected useful resources, relevant legislative updates and more in a dedicated area of the website. See cyber security information

Training

  • On 27 May, the In-house and Public Sector Committee and Law Society Finuas Skillnet will host the annual in-house Panel Discussion in an online format. The topic will be ‘remote working and the in-house solicitor’. Details, including the Brochure and Booking Form, will be available on the Society’s website in the coming weeks.
  • The Diploma Centre is offering a new Certificate in Enforcement for Public Bodies. This course provides participants with an overview of the rationale for regulation and the various methods of enforcement – civil and criminal enforcement as well as investigations and hearings. Additionally, the important area of challenges to decisions of a regulatory body is examined.  See more details
  • A new range of courses from Law Society Professional Training are designed to support solicitors in private or in-house practice who wish to develop key workplace skills. Topics covered include personal effectiveness, leading and managing remote teams, business acumen, and presentation skills. View LSPT courses

Social Media

In-house solicitors can connect and network with colleagues across organisations using a private LinkedIn group.

About the In-House and Public Sector Committee

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