In-House Update - January 2021

20/01/2021

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

News

  • The Government has published the legislative programme for the Spring session of the Oireachtas. The programme includes legislation affecting competition enforcement, healthcare, housing and more. View the spring legislative programme
  • The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) has announced the launch of a new Corporate Counsel Academy, offering a range of courses on engaging internal clients, accounting and financial statements, and other issues relevant for in-house lawyers. View the Corporate Counsel Academy
  • The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has published a new National Remote Work Strategy, which aims to unlock the benefits of remote working in Irish companies. The strategy includes a commitment to introduce legislation that will provide both a framework for requesting remote working and clarity on employer best practice when dealing with such requests. Download the National Remote Work Strategy

Resources

  • The Law Society Library’s Brexit Resource Pack has been updated. Resources available to Law Society members include the text of agreements, books on areas and sectors impacted by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, and timely journal articles. Download the Resource Pack.
  • In-house solicitors can now renew their Practising Certificate (PC) online. Applications, including payment, must be received by the Law Society by 1 February 2021. Renew your PC.

Training

  • With Brexit having a large potential impact on in-house practice, Law Society Finuas Skillnet has introduced a new initiative to help colleagues navigate the post-Brexit landscape. Session 2 focused specifically on the in-house sector, and includes insights from Conor Keeling (Head of AIB Corporate, Institutional and Business Banking Legal) and Geraldine Buckley, (Treasury Solicitor, AIB). Access BrexEd Talks
  • The Certificate in Strategic Leadership for in-house lawyers will return in January 2021. Designed for in-house counsel in both commercial and public sector organisations, this course covers issues including developing influence as a leader, addressing budgetary constraints, collaborating between legal and the parent organisation’s core functions, and more. Book your place

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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