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.

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Committee MemberOrganisationRole
Paul Cummins (chair) Milton Keynes Council Head of Legal Services
Amanda Gill Deutsche Bank AG Director
David Gossen PJT Partners Assistant General Counsel
Dennis Hall Gateshead Council Formerly Commercial Manager and Solicitor
Helen Holmes Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman In-house Solicitor
Bhavisha Mistry (vice chair) Missguided General Counsel & Company Secretary
Emily O’Neill Spectris IP and Litigation Counsel
Joss Saunders Oxfam General Counsel & Company Secretary
Helen Shay University of York In-house Solicitor
Graham Smith Government Legal Department Senior Lawyer
Richard Somerville Electricity North West Head of Legal
Natasha Taylor Essex County Council Advocacy Team Manager
Tara Tynan Smith Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Acting Head of Legal Services