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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.

★★★★★ "Highly informative, extremely enjoyable - I thoroughly recommend this webinar and this speaker."

1-2 October 2024 »
from £499

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Course overview

The role of the in-house lawyer can be hugely stimulating and fulfilling but it can also be very stressful and fatiguing. It is tremendously important to take time periodically to step back from the day-to-day activities, which seem so pressing, to really consider the development of your, and your teams, performance.

This in-house lawyer training course has been specially designed to focus on and boost the essential skills you and the in-house team needs to grow and develop as a legal department within a commercial environment.

By focussing on your skill-set and career development options, you will open up new opportunities as you enhance your skills in:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Management
  • Influencing
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building
  • Business acumen

This one-day intensive training course focusses on these key areas to supercharge your performance. By developing your commercial skills in-line with your legal expertise you can become a high-achieving in-house lawyer.

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

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:

  • Explore your competencies and career development options
  • 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

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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This course will cover:

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

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; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

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

Highly informative, extremely enjoyable - I thoroughly recommend this webinar and this speaker.

Jan 29 2024

Samantha Verhaeghe
In-house lawyer, Genfit SA

Jul 5 2023

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

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


  • Huisman Equipment B.V
  • TIP Trailer Services Management B.V.

United Kingdom

  • Orion Clinical Services Limited
  • SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited


  • Genfit SA


  • HDI Global Specialty SE HDI AG

Saudi Arabia

  • LFSH

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Run Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer Live online 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