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Room at the top - becoming a GC


Ben Foat, Group GC at the Post Office, is often asked how someone can progress to a general counsel or legal director role. He outlines the core skills legal managers and in-house lawyers must have before considering more senior in-house positions.


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A view from the C-suite – interview with Clare Woodman, CEO of Morgan Stanley EMEA


Clare Woodman delivered the keynote address on day one of our annual conference. She talks in more detail here about in-house can best add value, the importance of CSR, and career advice for those looking to step up

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Annual conference: the vice-chair’s review


Bhavisha Mistry, vice-chair of the In-house Division committee, chaired the second day of our annual conference. Here she gives her own take on the day, and her key learning points


Mitigating risk in the public sector: Q&A with Elizabeth Warhurst


In our series in which in-house counsel discuss their approaches to risk, we turn to the public sector. Elizabeth Warhurst, head of legal and commercial services at NW Leicestershire District Council, explains how you can educate your organisation on, and how to adapt to its perception of risk.

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Annual conference review: day two


In-house Division committee member Helen Shay reviews day two of our annual conference, held on 19 June at Chancery Lane

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Annual conference review: day one


In-house Division committee member Helen Shay reviews day one of our annual conference, held on 18 June at Chancery Lane

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Parallel lines: how to align with your organisation


Richard Armstrong, senior legal counsel at the London Metal Exchange, sat on our conference panel discussion on how to better align Legal with the organisation. Here, he offers five key practical steps you can take to get started.

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Northern powerhouse: Manchester regional focus


Its name may produce immediate thoughts of sport, but for in-house counsel Manchester has plenty of other attractions. Diana Bentley reports