8:00 AM08:00

Competition Law for In-house Lawyers

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Radius Law, in association with Douglas Scott are delighted to invite you to a FREE roundtable event focused on the often misunderstood topic of competition law.

The session, led by Iain Larkins, Director of Radius Law and former CLO for Mercedes-Benz UK Group, aims to cover:

  • A review of how competition law is likely to impact your business

  • Practical guidance on how to implement an effective competition compliance programme

  • Discussion of violation penalties…and what to do if the regulator comes knocking


8.00am: breakfast & brews
8.30am: presentation
10.00am: Q&As

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9:30 AM09:30

Effective Corporate Governance

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Keeping up to date with governance requirements can seem like a daunting task and implementing a governance programme that ‘covers everything’– probably feels like an impossible task.

This course will provide a fresh and effective approach to Corporate Governance. We’ll explain the rules (to keep you out of jail) and how to make a behavioural shift required to create an ‘unstoppable culture of good compliance’ – a culture that moves from box ticking to just ‘what we do around here’

The topics we will cover include:

  • The relevant laws, the rules of Directorship and the personal responsibilities;

  • What ‘good looks like’ and the consequences of getting it wrong;

  • How to create a ‘can do’ and ‘want to do’ compliance culture;

  • What makes people tick? and how to engage and motivate your team to willingly do the right thing (compliantly).

Who should attend:
Directors; non-execs; senior managers in leadership roles; legal & compliance professionals, HR professionals.

£299 + VAT

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Iain Larkins, Founder, Radius Law -

Iain founded Radius Law in September 2013. Radius Law is a new model law firm that embraces technology, flexible working and commercial pragmatic advice.

Prior to establishing Radius Law, Iain was the chief lawyer and compliance officer for the Mercedes-Benz UK Group.

In his roles at Mercedes-Benz and at Radius, Iain has had experience of managing regulatory investigations and the implementation of effective compliance programs.


Dr William Holden, Chairman, Sewells -

Dr William Holden is Chairman of Sewells, and they are, according to their clients, the world’s premier business and people development organisation.

Will is an inspirational and entertaining speaker who has appeared as a motivational and business development expert on TV, radio and other media such as The Times and The Sunday Times.

Sewells is a Business Improvement Organisation that specialises in helping businesses optimise their overall performance and results by developing managers to master positively changing the mind-sets, attitudes and behaviours of everyone in the organisation.

*Venue details will be sent nearer to the event date

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6:00 PM18:00

Mind the Gap

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Fifty years since the famous Dagenham equal pay win and today’s supermarket claims are eerily similar.

Has any progress really been made?

Our panel discussion will ask what is being done in business and beyond. Do laws need to change? Do we need ethnicity pay gap reporting?

Please join us for an hour of insight, discussion and audience participation. To submit a question to the panel or to register for the event, click here.

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9:00 AM09:00

Automotive Law conference


The Annual Automotive Law conference will take place on the 2nd of July this year.

This year’s conference is kindly hosted by Eminox. 

Eminox specialises in designing and manufacturing systems to reduce emissions for heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Our conference will provide the opportunity for a tour of the Emminox production facilities.

This year’s conference will include:

  • Automotive law update, Iain Larkins, Director, Radius Law

  • The FCA Motor Finance Report, Adrian Dally, Head of Motor Finance, Finance & Leasing Association.

  • Preparing Automotive businesses for the year ahead and key learnings from the automotive industry around the world, Paul Burrows, Director, Automotive, Grant Thornton

  • Learnings from Automotive compliance failures - The key to embedding effective compliance, Dr William Holden, Owner, Sewells

  • Trends in consumer law, evolution of ADR and the work of the Motor Ombudsman, Bill Fennell, Managing Director and Chief Ombudsman, Motor Ombudsman

  • How electric power will change the Automotive sector.

Spaces are limited.

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8:30 AM08:30

Flying Solo: In-house Lawyers event

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Join us at our upcoming Flying Solo event on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

The rewards of working in a smaller in-house team are many, yet it can feel isolating. This free-to-join forum brings together in-house lawyers working solo or in smaller teams to network and learn from one another. A chance to connect, swap stories, debate topical issues and share ideas. All driven by a passion to support each other to succeed.

Event details

Date: March 27th
Time: 8.30 - 13:00
Venue: LexisNexis, Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4HH


  • Commercial law update – Speaker - Iain Larkins, Radius Law

  • Effective Compliance – Embedding an effective compliance programme. This session will have a guest speaker to give some best practice hints and tips – followed by round-table discussions and feedback. Speaker - Tamara Lucas, FCA

  • Efficiencies for the small in-house legal team. This session will be a panel discussion and will aim to provide practical ideas for efficiencies – tech or otherwise. Panel members: Atik Ahmed; Manu Kanwar, Kate Burns and Derek Southall. Panel will be facilitated by Sophie Gould.

In association with

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2:30 PM14:30

Radius Law at Car Dealer Expo

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Radius Law will be attending this year's Car Dealer Expo at Manchester Central on 21 and 22 May 2018.

Visit us at stand E7 to find out more about our automotive expertise.  Iain Larkins, the founder of Radius Law, worked exclusively in automotive for almost 15 years and so a large portion of our clients are in this sector.

The following link gives you information about this exciting 2 day event packed full of workshops, live speakers and plenty of exhibitors:

If you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact



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10:00 PM22:00

5 weeks to GDPR day, what now?


Join us for a webinar on Wednesday 18th April from 10am to 11am to better understand the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ahead of its implementation date of 25 May 2018. 

The webinar will be presented by Iain Larkins, founder and head of the automotive practice at Radius Law and the Motor Ombudsman, Natasha Gasson.

The webinar will cover:

  • how to achieve compliance in 5 weeks;
  • common GDPR challenges for the motor industry;
  • how The Motor Ombudsman will handle data breach complaints against its accredited businesses;
  • what needs to be done after GDPR day

There will be opportunities to post questions throughout the webinar.

You can sign for the webinar here.

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8:30 AM08:30

Flying Solo Networking Breakfast – 28 February 2018

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Are you an in-house lawyer working solo or part of a small legal team?

The rewards of working in a smaller in-house team are many, yet it can feel isolating. This free-to-join forum brings together in-house lawyers working solo or in smaller teams to network and learn from one another.

A chance to connect, swap stories, debate topical issues and share ideas. It aims to provide regular legal and soft-skills training, as well as mentoring, research papers and benchmarking services.

All driven by a passion to support each other to succeed.

Breakfast Networking event – Wednesday 28 February 2018

Date:    Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Time:    Registration and continental breakfast 08:30
     Event starts at 09:00am
     Light refreshments 10:30am
Location:  Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4HH

Join like-minded senior counsel and enjoy a continental breakfast as you network, discuss and debate topical issues. The agenda includes: 

  • Legal news update – a round-up of the latest news led by Iain Larkins of Radius Law, focused on the commercial aspects relevant to you and practical next steps to consider.
  • Brexit – an interactive session will be led by Holly Nankivell from the LexisNexis PSL team. It will include a brief overview of the latest and most pertinent legal issues and practical implications to consider, followed by more in-depth breakouts to discuss and share insights.

Please also join us for light refreshments and networking after the breakout session.

Places are limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Register here


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7:45 AM07:45

Scaling up, or selling out. St Albans

Radius has teamed up with some other businesses including Lancaster VolkswagenSt James’ Place, Barclays, Freshly Brewed & Haines Watts Accountancy to form Apex Business Leaders.

The idea of Apex is to provide valuable information and collaborative events for business leaders in fast growth and mid-size companies.

We have a series of events planned in 2017 and you can view the 2017 schedule here

Our first event of 2017 is titled Scaling Up, or selling Out.

'Scaling up, or Selling out' will look at how we view, manage and enjoy our businesses. This is not a seminar on buying, investing or selling, it is about how business and personal drive together with lifestyle objectives interact and impact over time, using real life examples.

There are 7 Key stages in the business life cycle. Understanding these and aligning them with the owners’ personal ambitions is critical to meeting their goals, be the entities private companies, family businesses or third-party funded companies. In short, how we can be happy and successful in our business, maintaining motivation to be able to meet our financial, intellectual and other personal needs.

This event looks as what sits behind the decision on whether to scale up, maintain the status quo or sell out. We will cover:

  • 7 stages of the business life cycle
  • How personal and business energy is reflected in business success
  • The best timing to sow, tend or reap rewards
  • How to let go of the day-to-day running of a business
  • The issues in passing on a business, be that to the next generation, management or trade

Wherever you are at in your personal or business life cycle, this seminar will be for you.

Places are limited so please book your place early.  To book your place, please click here

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Essential Toolkit for In-house Counsel, London


This two day course is aimed at solicitors moving in-house for the first time and will also provide a useful refresher for those returning from a career break. It gives an overview and update of the areas of law in which your advice will most commonly be sought.

The course also provides invaluable advice on integrating the legal team into a business and “selling” its value to your internal client. The course is not intended to deal with commercial contracts and solicitors who do not have a background in commercial contracts may also wish to attend the 2 day Certificate in Commercial Contract Drafting.

Day 1

Company Secretarial - the fundamentals
Intellectual Property - understanding, protecting and enforcing - inventions and patents - trade marks and passing off - copyright and database rights - design rights - confidential information
Data Protection - key principles - auditing the business
TUPE - when does it apply? - what rights does it create?

Day 2

Competition law - what can and can’t you do? - vertical block exemption - Implementing a competition compliance programme - preparing for a dawn raid
UK Bribery Act overview and a practical guide to achieving compliance in your organisation
Selecting and managing professional advisers
Information technology to help the in-house lawyer
Client care and selling the value of an in-house team.


£360 Package price (minimum spend applies)
£495 + VAT CLT Members/£795 + VAT Non-members


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2:00 PM14:00

Anti-Bribery Compliance Toolkit, London

Have You Managed Your Risk?

Early prosecutions under the Bribery Act may not have been as blockbuster as many had expected with a couple of low grade offences, but the SFO now has a major prosecution completed and has announced a pipeline of cases and access to blockbuster funding.

With the SFO swinging into action it's important that all companies have effective systems in place to minimise corruption risks.

With a mix of presentation, interactive discussion and video, this course will show you how to establish an effective anti-bribery compliance programme.

What You Will Learn

The course will cover the following:

  • A quick re-cap of the UK Bribery Act and related laws
  • Update on recent trends and enforcement action
  • A comparison on the key differences between the FCPA and the UKBA
  • A practical guide to establishing an effective programme to include:
    • Getting the Board engaged
    • Differentiating between proportionate and disproportionate procedures
    • Assessing the risks
    • Due diligence
    • Communication and training


£108 / £120 / £240


To register click here


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6:00 PM18:00

Navigating the Maze of Employment, St Albans

Join us for an interactive discussion on the bear traps, top tips and innovative solutions for navigating the maze of employment.

This session will explore issues such as:  zero hour contracts; identifying when contractors become employees; TUPE liabilities and much more.

This 'ties off' session will be led by legal and finance professionals but there is no death by PowerPoint; it's an interactive discussion with the opportunity to also share and learn from your peers.

As it is an evening event, we'll ensure there is plenty of food and drink too!

Who should attend?

Managing Directors, Finance Directors, Human Resource Directors & Operations Directors of large and medium sized companies based in Hertfordshire & surrounding areas.

Event Details:

Location: Boardroom, Lancaster Volkswagen, Alban Park, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL4 0JJ

Event cost: This is a free event

Times:  18.00: Arrivals; 18:30: Discussion; 20:00: More food & drink

Register: please email

APEX is a team of business leaders in Herts and the surrounding areas. APEX's objective is to facilitate the sharing of expertise, knowledge and networks to help our businesses grow and to develop our personal effectiveness

APEX is a team of business leaders in Herts and the surrounding areas. APEX's objective is to facilitate the sharing of expertise, knowledge and networks to help our businesses grow and to develop our personal effectiveness

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2:00 PM14:00

Franchising, Distribution and Agency Agreements, London


This course will cover the legal and commercial aspects of these different sales channels. The course will start with an explanation of the legal issues of each, particularly looking at the Commercial Agency Regulations and case law.

There will be a detailed review of the differences between the sales channels and an analysis of the pros and cons of each. The course will also look at some of the wider issues relevant to these sales models including the vertical block exemption and other competition law issues.

The course will be packed full of practical examples and real life commentary to help explain the issues.


This course is organised by Central Law Training. The cost of the course ranges from £99.00 to £300.00 depending on package selected.


To register click here

More dates are available: 11th October, London and 18th October, Birmingham

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