Welcome to

The authentic, collaborative community space for in-house legal

Crafty Counsel Community is the home for in-house legal professionals seeking joy, insight, and connection in their careers. With members from across the globe, representing a diverse range of professional backgrounds, it is a hub for sharing experiences and forming invaluable connections.

It is currently free to join our community for in-house legal.

Membership benefits

Why join our Community?

Form connections

Build your network with access to a dynamic, supportive peer group of senior in-house lawyers who get it and regularly help each other.

Virtual meetups

Join a regular schedule of intimate virtual meet-ups held under the Chatham House Rule for experience swapping and expert learning.

Build your brand

Opportunities to showcase your personal brand including research, focus groups, guest writing, interviews, and more.

Unique events

Receive invites to a series of exciting special events held throughout the year exclusively for in-house legal, including our sold-out summer festival.

Messaging forum

Access our online forum for peer-to-peer messaging where you can ask advice, share resources, and swap best practice.

Exclusive newsletter

Get a weekly update with all the latest news, content, and events for in-house legal straight to your inbox.

What are you waiting for?

Discover more joy, insight, and connection with your peers today.

Breakdown of the community groups

We host a number of sub-groups within the community which each hold a regular virtual meet-up to discuss the latest industry developments, share best practice and candid stories, and hear from expert speakers. Explore the landscape of our community.

Lean Legal

For sole counsel and people in small legal teams – sector agnostic

High Growth

For in-housers working in venture backed startups and scaleups


For in-housers working in venture capital, private equity, and other investment funds or asset managers

FTSE & Friends

For in-housers working in large organisations and government

Crafty Starters

For in-housers who are less than four years’ qualified

Crafty Consultants

For those who are working as legal consultants or freelance within in-house teams

Legal Tech Buyers' Club

For in-housers interested in exploring technology, scoping, needs, and solutions

Public events

Not in-house? Don't fear!

We also run two groups which are open to everyone across legal – from private practice to legal tech.

Crafty Reads

  • The book club for anyone in legal, who likes reading about legal
  • On the third Tuesday of each month
  • 08:00 – 09:00 (UK time)


Crafty Innovates

  • Like innovation in legal? This one is for you
  • On the first Wednesday of each month
  • 08:00 – 09:00 (UK time)