The In-House Perspective January 2009

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Directors beware
Neil Hodge

In this article, Neil Hodge looks at the risks that company directors have to consider during a period of economic downturn, and discusses the processes for managing such risks.

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Voice and presentation
Diana Bentley

Voice and presentation skills can often be taken for granted in the legal profession, says Diana Bentley. In this article, she finds out why it is important for lawyers to undergo training in this area and looks at the different methods used to become a more effective communicator.

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Misleading advertising rules
Neil Hodge

With the introduction of two new trading regulations in May 2008, companies have to tread more carefully when it comes to advertising practices. In this article, Neil Hodge looks at the regulations in detail, discusses examples where companies have breached the rules and examines the practical implications for many reputable businesses.

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CSR adds value in tougher times
Adrienne Margolis

In past instances of economic downturn, businesses have been quick to reduce CSR activities to cut costs. In this article, Adrienne Margolis looks at how the recent 'credit crunch' is influencing a new wave of CSR uptake and finds out the reasons for this turnaround.

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Talent show
Philip Hoult

The majority of legal departments have a flat organisational structure. Philip Hoult looks at how general counsel can keep in-house lawyers motivated when the scope for career advancement is restricted.

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IBA Annual Conference 2008 – Buenos Aires

Ethics in-house: responsibilities, duties and privilege(s) for in-house counsel

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