Opinion Sick of secondment By The Lawyer 7 January 2008 11:17 13 December 2015 21:50 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Dan the in-house lawyer 2 July 2008 at 13:52 Sick of secondment As someone who has now worked in-house for two banks, one great experience (my current bank) and one appalling experience, I may be able to offer some insight. My appalling experience was entirely down to my manager (managers and reporting lines are very important in in-house environments). I would have been much more successful had I simply “sold out” to her way of doing things. Her demands were ridiculous and extreme, and were spurred by a genuine dislike of lawyers. One thing which did work with her though was communication – letting her know what I was doing, where my time was going, providing her with updates on matters in a regular weekly email sent on Monday mornings (not Friday afternoons – would never have been read). If you’ve genuinely got an awful boss, just regard this as a rough stage of your career – lawyers always get the rough end of every deal, it’s part of the joy of law! Soak it up, bring a positive attitude to work and broaden your contacts base both within legal and within the business (e.g. pop out for a pint at lunch time etc). Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.