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Butterworth's In-House Lawyer's Handbook

ISBN13: 9781405755504
Published: November 2012
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £86.00

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Butterworths In-House Lawyer's Handbook is the first and only text to bring together all the practical guidance, precedents, expert commentary and key source material for the in-house law department.

In-house lawyers in all types of institutions will benefit from the insights Ian Jones's commentary provides. The book covers all the key planks of the internal legal advisors' role, from managing a legal team to handling the procurement process.

In today's world, In-house counsel in businesses and the public sector are expected to have a thorough understanding of the aims and activities of their institution, and relate that understanding in the advice they give their employer.

Aside from this requirement, the in-house lawyer needs a high level understanding of a range of legal issues in multiple jurisdictions and know how to access that information quickly. This book assists that by providing key precedents and accessible information on a range of the most common issues in core jurisdictions.

Butterworths In-House Lawyer also:

  • Helps in-house legal teams demonstrate their value to the business and especially to the FD
  • Contains a user-friendly reference on all matters within the in-house lawyer's remit
  • A Comprehensive best practice guidance on the role of the in-house lawyer
  • Useful precedents
  • Everything you really need to know about being an in-house lawyer
  • Is accessible and portable
  • Teaches you how to make decisions about the legal team and outsourcing/in-sourcing based on value to the business
  • Collates useful blank letter sources, making it a one-stop shop
  • Is of use particularly to in-house lawyers newly managing teams
  • Benefits solicitors in private practice by providing unique insights into the world of clients

Legal Practice Management
Part I - The Legal Advisor
1. Introduction
2. Persuader not advisor?
3. Professional Obligations under the various professional rules
4. Managing an in-house department - an overview
5. A crash course in corporate accounts - teaching hippos how to paint
Part II - Governance
6. Corporate Governance for In-House Counsel
Part III - Managing External Lawyers
7. Global Models and Procurement
8. In life retainer management
9. Termination
10. Costs and how to manage them
Part IV - Managing Your Team
11. Supervisory Skills
12. Methodologies for assessing size and focus of legal department
Part V - Managing Your Company/What your Board wants from a Legal Department
13. How to demonstrate value
Part VI - Corporate Legal Knowledge Management
14. Corporate Record Keeping - Do I really need all those bits of paper?
15. Training for your lawyers and training your business people
16. Intranets, Extranets, Blogging and Twittering - a double edged sword
Part VII - "It's the law Jim, but not as we know it!" - The Future
17. The Future of Legal Services
18. The Legal Services Act
Part IX - Appendices