In-House update – September 2022

19/09/2022

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

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News

Covid-19 led to significant growth in the field of telemedicine. In the latest Gazette, Áine McCarthy discusses the regulatory challenges of navigating the legal intricacies of telemedicine and remote medical services around the world.

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published its decisions and recommendations from 1 to 17 August. Issues covered include an allegation of penalisation following a complaint by an employee who was subsequently dismissed, the duty to mitigate loss following an unfair dismissal, and dismissal of an employee following his arrest for an incident outside the workplace.

Canon Inc v Commission contains some important lessons for parties and their advisors contemplating creative approaches to the structuring of mergers and acquisitions. Cormac Little analyses the case for the August-September Gazette.

Resources

The Law Society Library has updated its Resource Pack for in-house solicitors. The document has details of books, ebooks, journal articles accessible through the Law Society Library and more.

The Law Society’s expanded Psychological Service aims to support lawyers to reach their optimal potential through key services: LegalMind and Law School Counselling Services.

Training

Booking is open for the In-House and Public Sector Annual Conference, to be held on 12 October 2022. This live online event, presented by the In-house and Public Sector Committee in collaboration with Law Society Skillnet, is entitled ‘Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – why it’s important for in-house lawyers, 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

The In-House and Public Sector Committee aims to represent the views and promote the interests of this segment of the profession, while helping to support the Law Society in the exercise of its representative, educational and regulatory roles as they relate to in-house solicitors in the private and public sectors. Log in to find out about the In-House and Public Sector Committee.