The UK's fastest growing in-house legal community

We know the in-house legal experience can feel isolating, hard to navigate, and undervalued. But, this shouldn’t be the norm. We are redefining the experience with a community space where in-house legal professionals can become the best version of themselves professionally and personally. 

Crafty Counsel is the UK’s most dynamic and fast-growing legal Community. With members from across the globe, representing a diverse range of professional backgrounds, the Community is a hub for sharing experiences, learning together, and forming invaluable connections.

Within the community, there are a number of sub-groups which each hold regular virtual meet-ups to discuss the latest industry developments, share best practice and candid stories, and hear from expert speakers. These groups include:

  • Crafty Consultants (for in-house consultants and freelancers)
  • Crafty Starters (for those in the early stages of their career)
  • Enterprise & Government (for larger companies and government)
  • Fundtastic (for venture capital, private equity, and other investment funds)
  • High Growth (for venture-backed startups and scaleups)
  • Lean Legal (for sole counsel and small legal teams)

Members and counting


Local meet-ups across the world


Events held in 2023


Monthly virtual meet-ups

Membership benefits

Why should you join the Community?

Gain a network

Gain a supportive network and peer group of senior in-house legal professionals who get it and regularly help each other.

Attend events

Receive invites to a series of exciting special events held throughout the year – exclusively for in-house legal – that include our sold-out summer festival and the UK’s largest event for Fintech and Legal.

Join virtual meetups

Join a regular schedule of intimate virtual meet-ups held under Chatham House Rule where you can swap experiences and learn from each other.

Messaging forum

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

Organise a meetup

Find in-house legal professionals near you by attending, or organising, a meet-up in your local area under the Crafty Counsel banner.

Exclusive newsletter

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

Meetups across the world

Find a Crafty Locals near you

As a relatively small team we can’t be everywhere, but we still wanted to provide the whole Community opportunities to meet, connect, and learn together. That’s how Crafty Locals was born! Crafty Locals are meetups held under the Crafty Counsel banner by members of our Community, across the world.

Upcoming events

Mark these dates in your diary

Explore our calendar of events bringing in-house legal professionals together to learn, connect, and share. From our landmark summer festival and full-day conferences on specific topics, to informal community networking breakfasts and dinners.