Day One

  • Company secretarial – the fundamentals 
  • Intellectual property – understanding, protecting and enforcing: 
    • Inventions and patents
    • Trade marks and passing off
    • Copyright and database rights
    • Design rights
    • Confidential information
  • Data protection – ongoing compliance with GDPR
    • Key principles
    • Auditing the business
    • GDPR compliance plan
  • Information technology and the in-house lawyer 

Day Two

  • Competition law 
    • What can and can’t you do?
    • Vertical Block Exemption
    • Implementing a competition compliance programme
    • Preparing for a dawn raid
  • UK Bribery Act overview and a practical guide to achieving compliance in your organisation 
  • TUPE
    • When does it apply?
    • What rights does it create?
  • Selecting and managing professional advisers 
  • Client care and selling the value of an in-house team 
  • Commercial law update: key court cases and changes to the law in the last 12 months
I would recommend this course for all new in-house counsel

Excellent mix of academic and practical advice for in-house counsel teams.

Iain Larkins was a great presenter. His anecdotes from his time as a GC were very insightful and helpful.

Excellent course - Highly recommended. Engaging speakers and valuable use of practical examples and experience. Interesting and enjoyable, thank you!

A very insightful and practice-oriented course.

Anti bribery and competition were very helpful

Well thought out, relevant content.

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