Peter Steel and I seem to be spending an increasing part of our time advising in house legal teams in both the public and private sector on their regulatory position. There are three common themes:

  • What parts of the SRA Code of Conduct apply to me and what do I need to do to ensure compliance?
  • Can I provide legal services to other organisations? If so what are the boundaries and will they change in the future?
  • If I want to become an ABS, what does that involve? How much will it cost and how long will it take? Can I run an ABS alongside my existing in house team?

Given the clear interest in these topics it seems sensible to organise a (free) seminar that helps General Counsel and others to understand the issues. We are looking at dates in September in London.

If you would be interested in attending then please email me at and I will provide you with more information.