January 2019

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Cover story: Excellence Awards 2019

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


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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10 years to qualify


Lyndell Beguinua is legal counsel of one of the world’s leading technology companies – but, unbelievably, it took him over 10 years to qualify. He shares his remarkable – and at times tough – journey.


Changing industries: CV and interview tips


Thinking about moving sector? There may be plenty of opportunities in the market, but how can you make an impact with your CV and at interview and demonstrate you really want a change? Diana Bentley canvasses recruiters and heads of legal for their advice on how to get yourself noticed ...

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


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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Keep it insights


Rachel Brushfield explores the role of insight and client relationship management (CRM) systems in effectively managing and influencing your key stakeholders at work in an organised and compelling way for career success, and shares some practical tips.

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Brexit and data protection – what happens now?


Alessandro Galtieri looks at how Brexit could impact data protection if the UK leaves without a deal - and there is little good news.

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Happy new year: a message from our vice-chair


Bhavisha Mistry, vice-chair of the In-house Division Committee, explains what you can expect from the Division in 2019.