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Becoming an in-house lawyer: what are the challenges and how can you manage them?


If you’re training to be an in-house lawyer, or moving from a law firm to working in-house, having support and mentoring/coaching can go a long way to helping you do your job. 

LegalEdge’s team of experienced in-house counsel know what the challenges are and how to overcome them. Let us know if you’d like to chat about the help and support we can provide. 

And here are some tips from Gill Austin, one of our brilliant experienced fractional in-house counsel, previously Legal Director at Microsoft and at Olswangs. 

1. It can be lonely

2. Ethical questions can arise

3. Get to grips with the numbers

4. Justify your existence and salary

5. Set your priorities

6. Managing risk, not zero risking everything

Our mentoring support is tailored to support those early on in their in-house legal career. We bring a wealth of experience as senior in-house lawyers, well-acquainted with the demands of the in-house role, particularly being ‘first in’, along with insight and support on how to build a robust and cohesive legal function.

Guidance is focused around your specific challenges, objectives and work, to facilitate your professional growth and success. Click here for more information or get in touch on info@legaledge.co.uk to have chat.

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