Engaging with in-house counsel: tips for private practitioners to build a trusted legal advisor relationship

Wednesday 14th September, 2016 4:30 pm – Wednesday 14th September, 2016 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Legal practitioners working ‘in-house’ delivering legal services directly to their government or corporate employer-clients constitute the fastest-growing sector within the legal profession. In-house counsel now account for approximately 30% of the legal profession.

With the growth of in-house legal teams and the business drivers of cost control and efficient operations, in-house counsel are becoming more sophisticated pursuers of legal services. In these circumstances, it is vital for private legal practitioners to be cognisant of the unique needs of the in-house legal function when delivering legal services to in-house counsel.

Explore the pressures facing in-house counsel and their role in briefing external legal practitioners. Private practitioners will hear practical tips to assist in building and strengthening a trusted advisor relationship with in-house counsel.

Level: General

  • 1.5 points Competency 1 Practice Management


Sponsored by


Chair - Pamela Hass
Principal Counsel, Legal and Commercial Strategy
Department of State Development

Elisabeth Edwards
Regional Legal Counsel (WA)
Brookfield Multiplex Australasia

Miriam Sauley
Principal Lawyer and Manager, Legal and Legislative Services
Department of Housing

Paul Evans
State Solicitor
State Solicitor’s Office

Tanya Heaslip
Group General Counsel
Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd

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