An online community for in-house legal advisers

Here’s a thing – a free resource provided by lawyers to keep you up to date with events and for sharing knowledge. 

The Garrick House Network (GHN) a free and unique networking and knowledge sharing tool for in-house legal advisers working within construction firms. 

Set up by lawyer Beale & Company (Beales), which specialises in advising the construction industry, GHN provides its members with know-how and resources via online discussion platforms, networking events and regular legal insight provided by Beales. 

Helping to solve issues of common concern

This online community was started more than five years ago when Michael Archer, Partner at Beales, saw a need for an online community for construction professionals. “We wanted to create a unique network that would enable dialogue amongst in-house legal advisers in the construction industry. Now with a membership of over 200 which continues to grow, it has proven itself to be a valuable tool to the construction community”, says Archer.

Members of the network range from qualified lawyers through to those who have no formal legal training but have a responsibility for handling legal issues internally. All, however, are experiencing issues of common concern which the GHN network can help with.

Bringing people together

GHN holds two events per year plus a number of webinars which are open to all members and their colleagues to introduce them to the network. Events focus on current legal topics covered by lawyers at Beales but also include an external viewpoint too. For example, the last event held by the network was on the CDM Regulations 2015 with a guest speaker from the HSE who is head of the CDM Unit for the Construction Sector.

All events are followed by a networking reception giving members the perfect social and work-orientated forum for questions and experiences to be shared with peers.

Legal updates, news and discussions are also published on the site within knowledge centres which reflect different services – for example, Contracts, Disputes, Health & Safety. Members can download these, comment on them and print them to share with colleagues.

How can Garrick House help you?

  • Full benefits of GHN membership include:
  • Networking events with peers and experts;
  • Training and development opportunities / CPD hours;
  • Forum to exchange ideas and know how and raise questions;
  • Online networking site to allow comment on legal issues of concern;
  • Legal updates and briefings – access to an online library of technical resources provided by legal experts Beale & Company and other members;
  • Opportunity to gain support from other members who are in similar roles;
  • Discussion forums where you can initiate and participate in open discussions.

How do I join?

Becoming a member of the Garrick House Network is free and easy. Go to and register your details or alternatively email We look forward to welcoming you to the Garrick House Network!


Wednesday 16th September at 12.30pm

WEBINAR – Taking stock of the practical and legal implications of Building Information Modelling

Wednesday 7th October at 13.00pm

WEBINAR – Construction law update: Payment – getting notices right and getting paid

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