The challenge is, rather than specialise in a particular area of law, as most lawyers do in the outside world, your colleagues within the business will expect you to know about all aspects of law concerning your company.
Not an easy undertaking….and that’s where Lupton Fawcett can help.
Areas you’ll be expected to advise on:
- Banking and finance
- Bribery and corruption
- Corporate governance
- Employment law
- Employee incentives
- Insurance and reinsurance
- Intellectual property
- Arbitration and mediation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real Estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
In short, you’ll be expected to advise on pretty much everything within the business and whilst you can maintain stewardship of the legal affairs on the whole, you’ll need specialist backup to give you the confidence to advise in-house
This is where you need a well-informed law firm with specialists in all areas across a wide range of legal business issues.
This way, you can head up the front of house within the business whilst drawing upon specific expertise in each facet of the law.
One area you will come across time and time again is the question of competition, especially in the context of any potential mergers or acquisitions. Navigating complex areas of national, international and European Union (EU) competition law can be difficult for businesses of all sizes. Whether that’s making sure you stay on the right side of competition law, or establishing a case against your competition to make sure your industry remains fair.
It’s our role to help you navigate this minefield give you the legal advice required to ensure your company is compliant and is in a position to make the most of new opportunities.
Our team of competition law solicitors will ensure you are in the best position to do just that.
Take a look at our competition law pages here and call us on 0330 404 6412 to discuss your requirements
Intellectual Property Law
This is an ever increasing and in-depth area of law and as in-house counsel you’ll certainly be expected by your employer to be well read, or well briefed on IP.
At Lupton Fawcett, we are fully aware of the importance of intellectual property in your business and the sheer scope of what falls under this remit:
- Brands your business owns or exploits
- Are you creating new products or designs
- Branding or original work of any kind
- Data you gather of hold
- IP with research and development
- Creative, inventive or innovative processes
The knowledge within our IP department is extensive and we’d welcome the opportunity to advise you.
We can also off in-house training to you and your team. Call on 0330 404 6412 to discuss your requirements or take a look at our IP law pages here.
HR and employment Law
You’ll already have an in-depth understanding of your colleagues within the business, both in terms of their needs and their rights.
But we understand that keeping up to date with the latest developments in employment law isn’t easy when you’ve got all those other legal issues to contend with.
Our employment law department can be you partner in this area and we’ll tailor our advice to suit your specific business. You’ll have access to a wide range of advice that will ensure you’re well informed of current legislation and any changes.
You might also be liaising with an internal or external HR service and we can offer advice and training for HR and employment law issues across the business.
You can find more information on our employment law pages or call us on 0330 404 6412 to discuss any matters.
Commercial Property Law
Again, as in-house counsel, you’ll need to be aware of a range of issues, whether they relate to the property or properties you occupy of those you are attempting sell or acquire.
Property disputes are common and dispute resolutions require the ability to understand your exact legal position and deliver practical advice in order to resolve issues before they become too onerous and costly.
Although by no means exhaustive, area to consider are:
- Landlord and tenant rights
- Section 21 notices
- Agent fees
- Landlord duties
- Fire safety
- Lease terminations
- New penalties for landlords
More in depth information can be found here on our commercial property pages but please call us on 0330 404 6412 to discuss any matters you’d like to clarify.
The sheer volume of regulatory obligations along with their complexities can make this a time-consuming part of the in-house counsels workload.
Regulations surrounding financial affairs is a significant challenge and each year the regulator expects you and your organisation to understand the entire regulatory landscape and conduct your business accordingly.
Keeping up to date with all those new regulations and the expectations of the regulator is crucial to your company being both competitive and compliant. But this can be a real strain on a firm’s in-house team and so external advice is often the best solution.
Our regulatory team keep pace with the ever-changing protocols and our reputation, skill and success have been consistently recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
When it comes to regulatory advice our team can help you stay informed and offer the right advice to your company.
How Lupton Fawcett Can Help?
We’d welcome the opportunity to act as your legal partner within the business and you can seek our advice on a arrange of complex legal matters.
We can also off up to date legal training for you or your team and this can be either in-house or from one of our offices in Leeds, Sheffield or York.
For more information on the training we offer or to discuss and training or legal assistance for your in-house team call us on 0330 404 6412.
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