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Managing and Leading an Effective In-House Legal Department

Two practical days to understand current best practice and generate creative, value-added solutions to your management challenges.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

Overwhelming volumes of activity, demanding response time and shortage of resources seem to be the fate of many in-house legal departments. The department needs to justify its existence and develop clarity and consensus about what it focuses on and how it is resourced. This has to be done in the context of how the organisation manages legal risk and uses legal services.

Some heads of legal departments have ‘no appetite’ for managing others, but find themselves in that position due to seniority. The temptation to concentrate on matter rather than people management can be great.

This programme enables you to take a step back from the overloaded inbox and explore the options open to you. It will give you the skills to achieve the balance and focus needed to succeed in your role, and includes discussion time on issues and solutions, with concurrent workshops, as well as the evaluation of sample materials to help embed learning.

Concurrent practical workshops

The programme features concurrent workshop sessions that address the key challenges faced by all organisations when trying to refocus resources to meet the demands of the business. The workshop is split by interest depending on whether you have a multi-jurisdictional team or are based in one location.


As well as receiving full background notes and documentation, delegates will also receive a copy of the recently published Thorogood publication, Managing In-House Legal Services.

Who should attend?

  • Heads of legal teams or those aspiring to manage other lawyers
  • Legal affairs directors and managers
  • Private practice lawyers contemplating a move to a senior in-house role

Please note that this seminar is relevant to whatever jurisdiction you are practising in. It is relevant to those working in one in-house team in one location as well as those working in dispersed in-house teams covering several jurisdictions.

Anthony Inglese

Anthony Inglese was the top lawyer in five government departments before his retirement. His last legal department won two awards in 2013 for Best In-House Public Sector Legal Team. He is the leading trainer of lawyers within the Government Legal Service on professionalism and ethics, having trained over 2,500 lawyers during the last 25 years.

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Mark Prebble

Mark Prebble worked for ICI and The BOC Group plc in the UK, and Biogen and SGS in Switzerland during his 21 years as an employed in-house lawyer. He held the positions of General Counsel at SGS and Group Legal Adviser at The BOC Group plc. Since 1998 when he established Lawyers in Business, Mark has worked with in-house legal departments, providing coaching and support for in-house lawyers, wherever located, on management issues, legal department performance and projects involving raising legal awareness. He has written Managing In-house Legal Services for Thorogood Publishing.

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Ruth Sweetman

Ruth Sweetman has worked and lived in Australia, Hong Kong, USA, Italy and England and is legally qualified in three jurisdictions. She was in private practice for 11 years with Baker & McKenzie and as a partner with Dentons, before first moving in-house as Assistant General Counsel, Europe with a US based global media entity. Over the course of 16 years Ruth has held senior regional in-house roles and managed legal teams at five companies, both globally listed and national, across media, IT and data industries, and is a specialist in managing and training small under-resourced legal departments.

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We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

See below or contact us to discuss yor requirements.

Reviews of IPI's Managing and Leading an Effective In-House Legal Department training course

Well-delivered course, interesting knowledgeable speakers and very useful material.

Mar 7 2019

Stephanie Hanson
Senior Legal Director, Williams Lea Limited

Mar 7 2019

Mark was fantastic! One of the best and most engaging speakers I have encountered in all my years of attending various legal seminars/training. He was knowledgeable, credible, authentic and his advice was very practical and useful. He was also more than happy to spend time during the breaks to answer follow-up questions. Ruth was a good speaker and always happy to spend time during the breaks following up on questions and/or giving additional advice, which was much appreciated.

Inga Regenass
VP Legal Technical Operations and IT, Ipsen Pharma SAS

Oct 3 2018

The speakers were excellent and understandable, especially Mark Prebble.

Silvija Žužul
Head of department, APIS IT d.o.o.

Oct 3 2018

As the principal speaker on both days, Mark Prebble carried the course. He is experienced and approachable. For a non-technical course for lawyers, a notoriously difficult task, it exceeded expectations.

Mary Johnson
Manager of Legislation Unit, Department of Children

Mar 8 2018

Overall opinion is that I gained valuable knowledge of managing and leading.

Rustam Rustamov
Head of Contract Management Unit, Ucell, part of Telia Company

Oct 3 2018

Exceptionally helpful course.

Bartolomeo Migone
General Counsel UN World Food Programme, UN World Food Programme

Oct 3 2018

They were all very inspiring and I thought the material they presented was relevant, useful and insightful. The techniques they shared with us ie Belbin and structuring meetings were also very helpful. Fantastic, would and have recommended it to others!

Eve Hartley
Acting Head of Legal, KnowledgePool Group Ltd

Oct 3 2018

Mark and Ruth were excellent and engaging using a lot of their own personal experience to help explain the issues. Excellent well-presented course that helps you reflect and review your own in-house legal experience.

Rebecca Cleal
Solicitor and Company Secretary, CVS (UK) Limited

Mar 8 2018

Really good - grade A.

Paul McClenaghan
Senior Legal Director / Commercial, Criteo Limited

Mar 8 2018

Excellent overall and a good barometer for what is already being done. Mark is excellent.

Kimberly Erriah-Ali
Group General Counsel / Corporate Secretary, Republic Bank Limited

Mar 8 2018

Engaging and friendly.

Nader Mettawa
Principal Legal Advisor , National Petroleum Construction Co NPCC

Oct 4 2017

A very useful course with helpful tips and advice for growing your own profile and developing the team.

Samantha Belsey
Legal Counsel, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc

Oct 4 2017

Very interesting, it makes you step from your day work and think about very important topics to effectively manage a legal department.

Gloria Bofill
Head of Legal West Europe, KWS Services West

Mar 9 2017

Overall a very enriching experience! The seminar fits equally well to those who start as leaders of a legal dept. and to those who, like me, look for a systematic self-assessment and new aspects after 14 years having managed a legal department. Great achievement to put this program together and present it so well. Thank you!

Andreas Kadletz
General Counsel, Putsch GmbH & Co. KG

Oct 6 2016

Extremely helpful.

Yulia Zorina

Mar 10 2016


Burkhard Danckert
Senior Regional Counsel EMEA, Ball Packaging Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG

Mar 10 2016

Mark Prebble was a very good presenter. The content was very good.

Joshua Crome
Head of Legal UK and SEE, Statkraft

Mar 10 2016

Very good and easy to follow. Entertaining.

Anne Broudic
Regional General Counsel, EMEIA, Berry Plastics

Oct 8 2015

The course content was extremely relevant to me, and I gained some invaluable insight during my participation

Cynthia Parrish
Legal Counsel , Musa Capital

Oct 8 2015

Extremely excellent

Dennis Osei-Hwere
Snr. Manager, Legal Affairs, Forestry Commision

Mar 5 2015

Very clear, interesting and helpful.

Rosemarie Bala
Lawyer, Snam S.P.A

Mar 5 2015

Content and presentation was perfect, the speaker was good as well.

Ildar Shaidullin
Legal Department Manager, Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V.

Mar 5 2015

Very useful

Alessio Minutoli
Lawyer, Snam S.P.A

Mar 5 2015

Excellent, clear and concise.

David Cavell
Solicitor and Head of Legal Services, Natural Resources Wales

Oct 8 2015

A provoking course, taking in all aspects of learning of leading an in-house team

Rob Booth
Head of Legal, The Crown Estate

Mar 5 2015

It was very useful.

Louise Heilberg
The Danish Road Directorate

Mar 5 2015

Informative and engaging

Sandip Sengupta

Mar 5 2015

Excellent. experienced in the role.

Valerie Fiott
Executive Head - Legal, Bank of Valetta plc

Oct 16 2014

Course was very diverse, it covered legal, business and the psychological perspective. Presentation and speaker were great.

Borislav Dakic
Director of Legal Department, Hemofarm AD

Oct 16 2014

Content, presentation and speaker were all good.

Damon Dean
Senior Lawyer, Kyocera Document Solutions Europe

Oct 16 2014

One of the most on-point and practically helpful courses I have been on

Peter Ogden
Head of Legal UK, Gallaher Limited

Oct 16 2014

Very useful, especially reading the book afterwards. Excellent resource.

Fiona B O’Donnell
Director of Legal Services and University Solicitor, University Of Dundee

Oct 16 2014

Good positive discussions and very good course materials. Participants and speaker from relevant and diverse backgrounds.

Patrick Bergot
General Counsel, Hays plc

Mar 13 2014

Very good and a must attend for all senior in house lawyers

Nkechi Newton-Denila
EHOD: Legal and Regulatory Services, Vodacom Business (Nigeria)

Mar 13 2014

Speaker referred to the essential items. Presentation was easy to follow. Content was reasonably excessive.

Atilla Lengyel
Director of Legal Department, Mavir ZRt

Mar 14 2013

Excellent and relevant presentations. Topical with presenters with real life experience.

Diana Wilson Patrick
General Counsel, Caribbean Development Bank

Mar 14 2013

Precise, straight to the point, interesting practical learning cases.

Anton Rogachevskiy
Legal Director, Baltika Brewery

Oct 17 2013

Both speakers were very good and the course benefited from their respective first hand experience. I would recommend the course to other GCs.

Jonathan Burton
GENERAL COUNSEL, Robert Bosch UK Holdings Limited

Oct 17 2013

I think that this is a very good course especially (but not only) for those who are new in the job or have the task of building a new legal department

Christina Peusch
Head of Legal CCO Eucan, Emerging Markets, North Asia, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH

Mar 14 2013

Very good - very interactive

Mette Fogt
General Counsel, DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Netherlands B.V.

Mar 14 2013

I enjoyed the course, I found the content and fellow participants interesting and informative.

Stuart Astbury
Costcutter Supermarkets Group Limited

Mar 14 2013

Very good course and I'll recommend it to others

Nasser Al-Naemi
Legal Counsel, Qatar Foundation

Mar 14 2013

Just the best of what was expected. The speakers were just so wonderful.

Francis Ikomey
Director of Legal Affairs, Cameroon Airlines Corporation

Oct 17 2013

Good tips and tools provided in assistance to my role as a head of legal

Zhazira Ramazanova
Head of Legal , Maersk Oil Kazakhstan GmbH

Oct 15 2012


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DAS Legal Expenses Insurance


  • Adobe Systems Europe Ltd
  • AGEAS (UK) Ltd
  • AHDB
  • Almac Group
  • Almac Group Limited
  • Amec Environment & Infrastructure UK Ltd
  • Anesco Ltd
  • Arcadis LLP
  • ARM Ltd
  • Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Avon Cosmetics Ltd
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • BPI
  • British Sky Broadcasting Ltd
  • Brother UK Ltd
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Cadence Design Systems Ltd
  • Callcredit Ltd
  • Calor Gas Group
  • Cambridge Place Ltd
  • Camelot Business Solutions Limited
  • Capital One
  • CIGNA International
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Commercial First Mortgages Ltd
  • Commerzbank
  • Costcutter Supermarkets Group Limited
  • Costcutter Supermarkets Group Ltd
  • Craven District Council
  • Criteo Limited
  • Crown Estate
  • CVS (UK) Limited
  • DAS Legal Expenses Insurance
  • DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Co Ltd
  • DataCert, Inc
  • DB Schenker Rail UK
  • De Montfort University
  • Deloitte
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • DHL
  • Drax Power Ltd
  • DSM NV
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc
  • Edinburgh Research & Innovation
  • Eli Lilly & Company Ltd
  • Elite Litigation Services
  • English Partnerships
  • Environment Agency (Wales)
  • FCE Bank Plc
  • Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd
  • Gallaher Limited
  • Games Workshop plc
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Guernsey Financial Services Commission
  • Hays plc
  • Hertz Europe Ltd
  • Highland & Islands Enterprises
  • Home Office
  • Ian Green Consulting
  • Ignis Asset Management
  • Indometal London Limited
  • International Tennis Federation
  • Invensys Plc
  • ISS UK Ltd
  • Itouch Ltd
  • Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands) Ltd
  • KnowledgePool Group Ltd
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Lane Clark & Peacock LLP
  • Liberty Global Europe Ltd
  • Lloyd's
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Lloyds Register EMEA
  • LLW Repository
  • Lotus Cars Ltd
  • May Gurney
  • Mazars LLP
  • Medical Protection Society
  • MedImmune Ltd
  • Mellibank
  • MottMacDonald Limited
  • MPS Group International
  • NATS
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Neteller PLC
  • Northumbria Police
  • Office of Fair Trading
  • Office of Immigration Service Commission
  • Petronas Energy Trading Limited
  • Phillips 66 Limited
  • PSN Production Services Network
  • PSNI Headquarters
  • QA Ltd
  • QBE
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Rackspace Limited
  • Registers of Scotland
  • Renishaw plc
  • Riverstone Management
  • Robert Bosch UK Holdings Limited
  • Royal London Group
  • RPMI
  • Schering-Plough Ltd
  • Siemens
  • Siemens Financial Services Ltd
  • Solvay
  • South Eastern Education & Library Board
  • Statkraft
  • Sun Life Financial of Canada
  • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
  • Takeda Europe R&D Centre Ltd
  • TD Direct Investing
  • Technip Offshore UK Ltd
  • Telegraph Media Group Ltd
  • Thales Training & Consultancy
  • Thales UK
  • The Co-operative Group (CSW Ltd)
  • The Crown Estate
  • The Salvation Army
  • Times Newspapers Ltd
  • Travelport Int Ltd
  • Trident Group
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
  • University Of Dundee
  • University of Southampton
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
  • Weight Watchers (UK) Ltd
  • Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd
  • Williams Lea Limited
  • Zurich Insurance Plc


  • DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Netherlands B.V.
  • ABN AMRO Bouwfonds
  • Aker Kvaerner Netherlands BV
  • Atradius
  • BHP Billiton International Metals BV
  • De Nederlandsche Bank NV
  • Epson Europe BV
  • FGH Bank NV
  • FMO
  • Huisman Equipment BV
  • Imtech NV
  • ING Real Estate Investment Management Holding BV
  • Interpay Nederland BV
  • James Hardie Europe BV
  • Kyocera Document Solutions Europe
  • Nuon Energy
  • NV Nuon Energy (1600)
  • Pharming Group NV
  • Pokon & Chrysal BV
  • Ricoh Europe Netherlands
  • Rodamco Nederland BV
  • TMF Management BV
  • Vebego International


  • Avolon
  • Bord Gais Eireann
  • CDB Aviation
  • Danske Bank
  • Department of Children
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • ESB
  • Government of Ireland - Welfare
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General,
  • Pioneer Investment Management Ltd
  • Training Unit, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
  • Tulsa - Child and Family Agency
  • Tusla - Child and Family Agency


  • Acino Pharma AG
  • ADM
  • Axpo Holding AG
  • Bachem AG
  • Bank For International Settlements
  • Bayer Consumer Care AG
  • DNDi
  • Eaton Industries Manufacturing GmbH
  • Litasco SA
  • Myriad Group AG
  • Nagravision SA
  • Nestec Ltd
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Novartis Pharma AG
  • Single Buoy Moorings Bureau D'Etudes SAM
  • Swiss Life
  • Swiss National Bank
  • Syngenta AG
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH


  • Ball Packaging Europe Holding GmbH & Co KG
  • Continental Teves AG & Co
  • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
  • Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmBH
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • European Central Bank
  • Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • HORNBACH Baumarkt AG
  • Market Logic Software
  • Putsch GmbH & Co. KG
  • Strabag AG


  • Clipper Group A/S
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Genmab A/S
  • Haldor Topsoe AS
  • NKT Holding AS
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Realkredit Danmark A/S
  • Rockwool International AS
  • The Danish Road Directorate
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS


  • Atos Worldline
  • Belgacom Skynet
  • BLG
  • Daikin Europe NV
  • EFTA
  • Electrolux Home Products Corporation NV
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Sodexho Belgique SA/NV


  • Aircelle
  • Carrier EMEA
  • Euler Hermes Services
  • European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Herbalife Europe Ltd
  • Ipsen Pharma SAS
  • Nestlé France
  • Sanofi Aventis Groupe


  • Alandia Insurance
  • Fondia Oy
  • Helsingin Energia /Helsinki Energy
  • Metso Automation Oy
  • Neste Oil Oyj
  • Pohjolan Voima Oy
  • Wärtsilä Finland Oy


  • Baltika Brewery
  • Commercial Bank DeltaCredit, Societe Generale Group
  • Deloitte & Touche CIS ZAO
  • Joint Stock Company Techsnabexport
  • JSC "Severstal-metiz"
  • JSC «Gazprom Neft»
  • OAO Group Ilim


  • Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing GesmbH
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG
  • CLS Construction Legal Services GmbH
  • Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH
  • Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
  • Western Union Financial Services GmbH


  • European Food Safety Authority
  • Magneti Marelli SPA
  • OTO Melara Spa
  • Snam S.P.A
  • UN World Food Programme


  • MTN Nigeria Communications
  • MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd
  • Niger Delta Development Commission
  • Septa Energy Nigeria Ltd
  • The Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria Ltd
  • Vodacom Business (Nigeria)


  • Berry Plastics
  • Caja de Ahorros de Galicia
  • Corporación Medichem, SL
  • Invent Farma
  • KWS Services West
  • Repsol Gas Natural LNG (STREAM)


  • Autoliv AB
  • Eli Lilly Sweden
  • European Spallation Source ESS AB
  • Global Blue Holdings AB
  • KPA Insurance Ltd
  • TeliaSonera AB


  • ABN AMRO Bank (Luxembourg) SA
  • Alter Domus Luxembourg SàRL
  • BGL BNP Paribas
  • CACEIS Bank Luxembourg
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers


  • Fokus Bank ASA
  • Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Storebrand Livsforsikring AS
  • Yara International ASA

United Arab Emirates

  • Icad 1
  • Lamprell Energy Ltd
  • MBC Group
  • National Petroleum Construction Co NPCC


  • Anglogold Ashanti (Ghana) Ltd
  • Bank of Ghana
  • Forestry Commision
  • Social Security & National Insurance Trust


  • Aluminium De Grece
  • OTE SA


  • Islandsbanki
  • Landsbankinn
  • Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik Energy)


  • Kcell JSC
  • Maersk Oil Kazakhstan GmbH
  • Philip Morris Kazakhstan


  • Kuwait Airways Corporation
  • United Arab Shipping Co (SAG)


  • Gulf Bridge International
  • Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA)
  • Qatar Foundation

Saudi Arabia

  • Capital Market Authority
  • Saudi Industrial Projects Co. Pepsi Cola
  • The Supreme Commission for Tourism

South Africa

  • Musa Capital
  • North-West University
  • South African Breweries


  • Caribbean Development Bank
  • Goddards


  • APIS IT d.o.o.
  • Croatian Radiotelevision


  • BP Egypt Co
  • Ieoc Egypt Branch


  • Invitel Zrt
  • Mavir ZRt


  • AS Hansabanka
  • Public Utilities Commission (PUC)


  • Alfa Mobile
  • Averda Servus SAL


  • Bank of Valetta plc
  • VistaJet Limited


  • Askari Commercial Bank Ltd
  • Mobilink GSM


  • European School of Law & Administration
  • National Bank of Poland


  • Carpatcement Holding SA
  • Vodafone Romania


  • Banca Intesa Beograd
  • Hemofarm AD

Aland Islands

  • Alandia Insurance


  • Gibbons Management Services Limited


  • Cameroon Airlines Corporation


  • Cyprus Telecommunications Authority CYTA

Czech Republic

  • Kooperativa pojistovna, a.s., VIG.


  • Specsavers Optical Group Limited


  • Ballapur Industries Ltd


  • Bank Indonesia


  • Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V.

Korea, Republic Of



  • Verwaltungs- und Privatbank Aktiengesellschaft


  • PC Mauritania I PTY LTD ( PETRONAS)


  • State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd


  • Moldcell



Slovak Republic

  • Slovenske Elektrarne AS


  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka DD

Trinidad And Tobago

  • Republic Bank Limited


  • AfricInvest


  • Kuveytturk Participation Bank



United States of America

  • TSYS


  • Ucell, part of Telia Company


  • HSBC Bank( Vietnam) Ltd


  • Lafarge Cement PLC

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