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. This isn't always easy, especially when you face questions on issues outside your areas of expertise. But there is a solution that can 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 adviser.

Our newly enhanced In-house Centre draws all of these resources together in a way that works for in-house counsel, and also includes over 100 additional resources dedicated to in-house-only topics and skills, together with exclusive training presentations for simultaneous upskilling of the legal team and the wider business, and for fulfilling your CPD requirements.

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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."
Rachel LaundersRachel Launders,
General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd & Practical Law Advisory Board Member

"I know what it takes to run an in-house team, manage competing business interests and juggle everyday work and time pressures. That’s why I’m very excited to introduce Practical Law's new and improved In-House Centre. The In-house Centre gives you the keys to create and run an efficient and effective legal team."
Tyrilly CsillagTyrilly Csillag,
Head of In-house, Practical Law


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 »

In-House Resource Centre

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In-house Centre

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 in-house lawyers, Practical Law's newly enhanced In-house Centre now offers over 100 additional resources grouped into topics and themes designed to reflect your in-house workflows. Now with a more intuitive user experience, built for browsing, access more content focussing on soft skills, forms and processes that your in-house team can implement quickly to be more effective. Enjoy the added convenience of conducting CPD training and upskilling simultaneously with over 30 new and exclusive maintained training decks for your team, and your whole business.

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New Zealand Resource Centre

New
New Zealand Resource Centre

Get access to curated bespoke New Zealand law content to boost the power of your existing Practical Law subscription. This new feature offers broad coverage of key commercial law topics such as IT & Outsourcing, Corporate Transactions and Company Law or General Contracts and Boilerplate.

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Integration with Westlaw AU

Move seamlessly between your Practical Law resources and primary law research with direct links to legislation on Westlaw AU.


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Our quality starts with our people.

Practical Law'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.

Tyrilly Csillag

Tyrilly Csillag initially joined Practical Law Australia as a senior writer in 2017. Prior to joining Practical Law, Tyrilly held the role of Counsel at IBM and managed IBM’s consulting services, hardware, and software licensing transactions across Australia and New Zealand, with a special responsibility for Privacy, Data Incidents and Cybersecurity. She also managed lawyers practising in the A/NZ and Asia Pacific legal teams. Tyrilly has over a decade of experience working within in-house legal teams for multinational, national corporate and also government entities. She has also worked as a solicitor in private practice, including within the knowledge management function.

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