In-House update – August 2022

22/08/2022

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

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News

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published its decisions and recommendations from 7 to 20 July. Cases covered include a detailed consideration of the law concerning frivolous, vexatious or misconceived complaints, and refusal of an employee to participate in regular testing for Covid-19.

The Law Society has released a new website and provided a detailed guide to help users get the most out of this resource.

In early May, the European Commission adopted revised competition rules regarding contracts containing supply or distribution arrangements for goods or services. Cormac Little explains in the latest Gazette.

Resources

In response to member feedback, the Law Society has introduced new practice areas on the website, providing resources and guidance for 13 discrete areas of practice - including for solicitors working in-house in the private or public sectors.

Training

Booking is open for the In-House and Public Sector Annual Conference 2022. Presented by the In-house and Public Sector Committee in collaboration with Law Society Skillnet. This live online conference covers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - why it’s important for in-house solicitors, and the post pandemic employment shift. Topics will include tackling climate change as lawyers, diversity in the workplace, and how to attract and keep in-house talent.

The Diploma Centre has released details of its autumn 2022 programme. Courses relevant to in-house practice include the Certificate in Agribusiness & Food Law, the Diploma in Finance Law, the Diploma in Technology & IP Law and more.

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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