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Many of our clients have an in-house legal function of their own. This means we understand how to work with, and support, in-house legal teams – whether large or small.

When you need input on specialist areas, our commercial lawyers can provide advice on areas such as data protection, competition law, procurement and state aid. Or we can run substantial projects if you chose to outsource them as a whole.

If you have specific requirements, we are happy to discuss providing a bespoke package of support, including:

  • Fixed price retainers for review of contracts;
  • Assistance with company secretarial work for private companies;
  • Trade mark portfolio management;
  • Secondments to support staff absences or specific project work.

Keeping you up to date

We keep our in-house colleagues up-to-date with the latest legal developments. Please register below to ensure that you are invited to our regular programme of updates, specifically designed to give you access to the information you need on a broad range of topics.

These sessions are free, and are either presented by our own specialist lawyers or external speakers – such as Professor Ewan McKendrick who delivers an annual contract law update.

Recent webinars

An employment law update for in-house lawyers

Commercial partner Damien Charlton, employment partners Paul Scope and Roisin Patton and data protection partner Judy Baker provide an update on a number of important compliance topics.

Recording date: 2nd November 2021

What will change as a result of the Subsidy Control Bill?

Partner Damien Charlton chaired this panel event, talking to state aid specialist and Ward Hadaway partner Dean Murray alongside Carl Wright, Head of Grants Advisory Services at Clive Owen and Peter Judge, Group Chief Legal Officer (Monitoring Officer) at Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Recording date: 17th September 2021

Crossing Brexit borders – the impact on importers and exporters

The second in our series of post-Brexit webinars looks at the impact of Brexit on importers and exporters. Damien Charlton was joined by an expert panel of Melissa Munday, John Grayston of Grayston and Company and Richard Newton from Port of Tyne.

Recording date: 4th March 2021

Data protection post Brexit - be prepared

The first in our series of post-Brexit webinars looks at the impact the UK’s withdrawal has had and may have on data protection rules. Damien Charlton is joined by data protections experts Phil Tompkins and Christopher Bowen.

Recording date: 3rd February 2021

SRA Standards and Regulations

Damien Charlton, Julie Huntingdon and Chris Hugill look at the SRA Standards and Regulations (STaRS) for solicitors which came into effect late 2019, and represented a whole new regulatory landscape for the legal profession. The enhanced reporting and transparency obligations have an important impact on in-house practice, so this webinar gives you the opportunity to reflect on how the new rules impact on in-house lawyers, in both your professional and personal lives.

Recording date: 16 July 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Partners Damien Charlton and Jane Garvin look at the provisions of the Bill which impact on a supplier’s rights under a contract when their customer enters an insolvency procedure. They also outline other changes to insolvency procedures that the new law will introduce.

Recording date: 5th June 2020

Subscribers will also receive email updates and alerts from departments across the firm. These will provide you with up to date information presented in a practical way so that you can understand how it impacts on your organisation.

To find out more, please contact

Damien Charlton

Partner | Head of Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3410

+44 (0)770 253 7432

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Matthew Cormack

Partner | Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3412

+44 (0)773 846 2586

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