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In-house Division

Meet the In-house Division Committee

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The Committee advises how the Law Society can best support its members who work as in-house lawyers.

The Law Society thanks all the Committee members, whose details are included below, for their time, commitment and contribution. Find out more information on the In-house Division.

If you would like to get in touch with us, with ideas or feedback on our member offering, please email

Committee MemberOrganisationRole
Paul Cummins (chair)Milton Keynes CouncilHead of Legal Services
Amanda GillDeutsche Bank AGDirector
David GossenPJT PartnersAssistant General Counsel
Dennis HallGateshead CouncilFormerly Commercial Manager and Solicitor
Helen HolmesParliamentary and Health Service OmbudsmanIn-house Solicitor
Bhavisha Mistry (vice chair)MissguidedGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary
Emily O’NeillSpectrisIP and Litigation Counsel
Joss SaundersOxfamGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary
Helen ShayUniversity of YorkIn-house Solicitor
Graham SmithGovernment Legal DepartmentSenior Lawyer
Richard SomervilleElectricity North WestHead of Legal
Natasha TaylorEssex County CouncilAdvocacy Team Manager
Tara Tynan SmithDevon and Cornwall Police and Dorset PoliceActing Head of Legal Services

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About the In-house Division

Your In-house Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of in-house lawyers working in the corporate and public sectors, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

See our 2018/19 Engagement Programme.