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Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer Training Course

This in-house lawyer training course is a highly focussed one-day event that has been specially designed to give in-house lawyers the essential skills they need to succeed as a valuable and integral part of their organisation.

29 January 2024
+ 23 April 2024, 3 July 2024, 1-2 October 2024 »

from £499

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  • Format: Live online, Classroom
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Why you should attend

This in-house lawyer training course has been designed to focus on and boost the essential skills the In-house team needs to grow and develop as a legal department within a commercial environment. This one-day intensive training course will supercharge the in-house lawyer's performance by developing their commercial skills in-line with their legal expertise.

By attending this course you will:

  • Explore techniques for effective portfolio management
  • Boost client care techniques to have a greater influence on colleagues in other departments
  • Integrate with business colleagues whilst maintaining professional independence
  • Get to grips with using available resources to best effect
  • Learn successful techniques for raising legal awareness across your organisation
  • Understand the benefits the legal team can bring to a business
  • Identify areas and techniques for personal development

This training course is part of our collection of Legal Function Training Courses for the in-house lawyer.

Who should attend?

All in-house lawyers who want to:

  • supercharge their commercial and personal skills to have more influence on business decisions
  • succeed in their role and raise legal awareness across their organisation
  • raise the understanding of compliance and its importance
  • become the go-to department for advice when business decisions are being made.

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The Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer course will cover:

Welcome and introductions

Developing yourself

  • Honest assessment and continuous improvement
  • Legal know how
  • Behaviour and competencies
  • Complementary management skills
  • Career development options
  • The unwritten rules

Making the most of being in a legal team

  • Intelligent information sharing
  • Ensuring communication and consistency
  • Getting the best out of shared support staff
  • Supporting and getting support from colleagues
  • Reporting and managing upwards
  • Setting expectation

Communication skills

  • Verbal and written clarity
  • Techniques for distilling complex information
  • Executive summaries and elevator pitches
  • Self-promotion through effective influencing skills

Managing upwards

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Delivering solutions to problems
  • Reconciling your aspirations with the department’s needs
  • Getting more from appraisals

Understanding your clients needs to deliver effective legal support

  • Knowledge of the business and business acumen
  • Concentrating on what matters
  • Building relationships while maintaining credibility
  • Matrix reporting issues
  • Client surveys

Influencing your clients to ensure legal compliance

  • How they use you
  • How they manage legal risk
  • How they follow your recommendations
  • Effective positioning and access to key clients

Raising legal awareness across the organisation

  • Ensuring management support
  • Defining the scope
  • Proven techniques to raise Legal’s profile
  • Measurement and management
  • Gaining mutual respect

Final questions

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Helene Russell

Hélène Russell, founder of The Knowledge Business, is a UK solicitor (non-practising) and specialist in Knowledge, Learning and Innovation. After 8 years in practice, primarily in clinical negligence litigation defence, she has worked as a self-employed knowledge management consultant for 13 years. Hélène specialises in practical tools to improve the efficiency and profitability of real-life law firms.

Hélène has extensive experience in business strategy, project management and teaching leadership skills. She runs a popular 'KM Strategy + coaching' course in UK and has written short form and lengthy strategies for a variety of law firms, as well, of course, as writing her own business’s strategy. Hélène has spoken at various events, including Ark’s KM Legal, Lexpo-18, for UWE, St Andrew’s University, BLS and Allice, and chaired international conferences.

She runs a global online KM training and networking group and is a core committee member organising the annual UK Knowledge Mobilisation Conference and Chair of CILIP’s Knowledge and Information Management Special Interest Group. Hélène has an executive MBA with distinction (which included a strategy module), and she is the sole author of two textbooks, contributor to five of Ark’s multi-author books and is currently contracted to Facet Publishing to write a handbook on KM Strategy.



More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

29 January 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 13473

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 25 Dec

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23 April 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13633

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 19 Mar

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3 July 2024

Rembrandt Hotel

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 13831
Optional £275/€395/$450 per night

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 29 May

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Optional accommodation - 1 night including breakfast, checking in the day before the course
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

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1-2 October 2024

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13978

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 27 Aug

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

Reviews of IPI's Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer training course

The seminar is the whole day but the speaker did a great job always involving the participants & with interactions.

Jul 5 2023

Renata Osnaya-Berlit
Legal Counsel, HDI Global Specialty SE HDI AG


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Run Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer Live online/Classroom for your team

1 day

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 450
  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749