As an in-house lawyer, you’ll be responsible for "horizon scanning".
This means knowing what new laws are in the making, how they’ll affect your organisation and when you need to be ready for them.
Horizon scanning: your key resources
Knowing how law is made, how long it takes, when it will come into force and how it will affect your organisation is the key to effective horizon scanning for legislative change.
This is a big part of an in-house lawyer’s role, so it pays to have easy access to good resources.
Fortunately the key institutions that affect UK and EU law are quite good at explaining how they work so, rather than repeating their content, we’ve simply provided their links for you to evaluate and bookmark as you see fit.
The European Union
How EU decisions are made
Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
The EFTA Court
European Free Trade Area Court
World Trade Organization (WTO)
What it does
The European Court of Human Rights
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Global services for protecting IP
Bills and legislation
The Northern Ireland Assembly
How laws are made
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
About the service
The Supreme Court
About the Supreme Court
If you would like to add this list or think we’ve left any organisation out, do let us know.
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Knowing who’s making what laws, how they’re doing it and how and when they’ll affect your organisation is a key part of your role. Bookmark the links most relevant to your organisation from the above list and make horizon scanning a regular activity. And, if there are any organisations you think we should add to this list, please let us know.