Q&As

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    Swati Paul interview: In-house Solicitor of the Year

    2018-01-29T16:12:00Z

    Swati Paul was the winner of the Solicitor of the Year - In-house Award 2017. We caught up with her to find out more about her work at London Luton Airport overseeing an innovative project that has captured the attention of airports across the globe, spearheaded industry-wide change – and ...

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    Excellence Awards interview: Working Families, Excellence In-house winners

    2019-01-28T16:26:00Z

    Working Families is a charity supporting working parents to understand and assert their employment rights. They won the Excellence In-house Award for their innovative legal advice platform that lets busy lawyers pick up and answer queries pro bono. Head of legal advice services Sybille Raphael explains how other in-house lawyers ...

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    Interview: Ben Foat, In-house Solicitor of the Year

    2019-01-28T16:23:00Z

    Ben Foat, Post Office legal director, was named In-house Solicitor of the Year at the 2018 Law Society Excellence Awards . We speak to him about his win, his leadership, and how he is transforming his team to meet the increasing demands of the business for legal services.

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    Q&A: Marcus Schmitt, European Company Lawyers Association

    2018-10-26T14:32:00Z

    We catch up with Marcus M Schmitt, general manager of the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA), about their work, the benefits of membership and the threat of Brexit.

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    My (in-house) legal life: Katrina Robinson MBE

    2018-01-29T16:13:00Z

    Housing association Optivo won the Excellence In-house award at the Excellence Awards last year. We speak to its head of legal services, Katrina Robinson MBE, about her 20-year career in housing law.

  • Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
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    My (in-house) legal life: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

    2017-11-07T11:08:00Z

    The president (Legal) GC (Europe) of Hinduja Group discusses his in-house career.

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    My (in-house) legal life: I. Stephanie Boyce

    2017-08-21T12:43:00Z

    In the first of a new series, a lawyer discusses their in-house career journey to date, the lessons they have learned, and offers practical career guidance and advice. First up is I. Stephanie Boyce, director of Create Positive Possibilities and GC to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. ...

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    Interview with Mayur Patel, head of legal services, TLS

    2017-07-28T10:25:00Z

    We speak to Mayur Patel, the new head of legal services at the Law Society, about how he plans to support in-house solicitors, and how they can tackle the challenges facing the sector.

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    Q&A: Funke Abimbola

    2017-01-30T15:00:00Z

    Roche’s award-winning GC and head of financial compliance for the UK and Ireland talks about maintaining a work-life balance, how she prioritises the many causes close to her heart, and why Elizabeth I is her role model.