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New to in-house webinar

New to in-house law?

  • Event date: 10 November 2021 08:30 AM
  • Event type: Webinar
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Provided by: The Centre for Legal Leadership

We are offering the opportunity to attend a free webinar facilitated by members of our experienced advisory panel.

Included will be presentations from in-house lawyers who will encourage interactive discussions and a lively Q&A. The main topics of interest will focus on "the role of the in-house lawyer" and "working across the wider organisation".

This is for lawyers relatively new to working in-house or who are perhaps considering moving in-house. It provides an opportunity to discuss matters of interest, to share experience and learn from others. 

This session will consider the following: 

  • the essential role of the in-house lawyer;
  • how in-house lawyers make an impact in working across their organisations
  • countering negative perceptions and building credibility
  • networking inside and outside the organisation
  • career paths for in-house lawyers.

The speakers for this session are:

Louise Wills

Louise joined the legal team at the Church of England in April 2020. She is the deputy legal adviser to the Archbishops' Council, a statutory charity whose objects are to coordinate, promote, aid and further the work and mission of the Church of England. She is also the deputy registrar to the General Synod, the Church's legislative assembly. Her team advises what is in effect the UK's smallest (and oldest) devolved administration.  

Louise was a civil servant from 2002 until joining the Church, working mostly at the MOD in a variety of advisory roles, including leading on primary and secondary legislation which created a new statutory framework for "single source" (uncompeted) defence procurement. She also spent two years at DCLG advising on EU aspects of planning law, and one year at DCMS advising on internet law, leading on the early stages of what is now the draft Online Safety Bill. She has an LLM in International Criminal Law & the Law of Armed Conflict.

Louise qualified in New Zealand, working in private practice in Auckland and then as a senior researcher at the NZ Law Commission in Wellington.

Louise Berg

Louise is General Counsel for the Automotive Transformation Group, a leading provider of digital solutions, SaaS and marketing services to the automotive retail industry. She established the legal function at ATG as its first in-house lawyer. Louise was previously Head of Legal at GForces prior to the creation of ATG in 2021 upon the merger of GForces and Autofutura. 

Prior to moving in-house in 2017, Louise was a Senior Associate for a global law firm (Reed Smith), where she worked for 15 years, focusing on intellectual property, media, technology and dispute resolution. She also had secondments to ITV, the BBC, Channel Four, ad agency BBH and SoundCloud where she gained in-house experience.


Date is Wednesday 10 November

The session will run for approximately 2 hours with a 8:30am start.

If you would like to attend please fill out the form below and if you have any queries please contact us.

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