Practical Law for in-house legal departments

As an in-house lawyer, you're expected to provide answers on a broad range of legal issues quickly and confidently. However, this isn't always an easy feat, especially when the questions are on areas outside of your expertise. But what if there was a solution that could help?

Practical Law's how-to guides and resources equip you and your team with the practical tools, know-how and insight you need to enhance your role as your organisation's trusted advisers.

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"Practical Law offers in-house counsel expertly drafted practice notes and a library of maintained precedents, so that they can quickly get up to speed on new areas of the law or check for recent developments, and provide pragmatic solutions to their business. I'm excited to have a role in shaping the future of this service, as we expand to cover new areas of the law and develop additional functionality to empower in-house counsel and their teams."
Rachel LaundersRachel Launders,
General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd & Practical Law Australia Advisory Board Member


Resources are organised under themes designed to reflect your workflow

Day-to-day matters

Contracts, confidentiality, legal professional privilege, supply of goods and services, technology issues, data protection and privacy... more »

Managing employees

Recruitment, induction and internal company policies and procedures, minimum terms and conditions of employment... more »

Major projects and corporate transactions

Heads of agreement and exchanges of confidential information, intra-group reorganisations, share and asset acquisitions... more »

Company secretarial

How to incorporate a company, general housekeeping and day-to-day matters, company administration... more »

Managing the in-house legal function

Managing legal department operations, practical tips to help new general counsel and in-house lawyers transition into their roles, using technology to improve efficiency... more »

Managing disputes and litigation

Pre-action considerations, letters of demand, starting proceedings, production of documents, evidence preparation... more »

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We understand that in-house lawyers work differently to their law firm counterparts and that your legal problems rarely involve just one area of the law. Designed by and for in-house lawyers, Practical Law's In-house Resource Centre offers a centralised library of all the tools and resources you'll need to advise your company with confidence and handle even the unfamiliar aspects of a legal problem.

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Our quality starts with our people.

Practical Law Australia's legal writers have in-house expertise gained from some of Australia's leading corporate legal departments. Now their job is to provide practical legal guidance and know-how to you and your team – so that you have more time to focus on offering greater value to your internal clients.

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor has more than 15 years' experience in employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law in both private practice and in-house roles. Prior to joining Practical Law Australia, Linda held senior management positions with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she advised on a variety of matters, including termination of employment, transfer of business, and disciplinary and grievance investigations.

Michael Milnes

Michael Milnes has extensive legal and commercial experience, practising both as in-house counsel and at leading law firms in Australia, the UK and France. Michael has experience of advising at a strategic and operational level, across a wide range of commercial legal practice, including major contracts, competition and consumer law issues, marketing law, technology, IP and brand protection. Michael is also currently completing a Masters of Business Administration.

Nadia Janisz

Nadia Janisz has over 15 years' experience in dispute resolution, gained in both private practice and in-house roles. Nadia practised at a large law firm for 10 years acting for large corporate clients nationally and internationally, before moving in-house to work as legal counsel at a global consumer goods company. She has strong experience in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution with a particular specialisation in Competition and Consumer Act issues.

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