I believe strongly in supporting and mentoring young (and not so young) people to help them identify their interests and passions in life and support them to develop the skills and competencies they need to succeed. I am a qualified solicitor who has worked in both private practice and in-house and has now moved into a commercial role. My current position is at LexisNexis UK where I lead our engagement with the legal in-house community. My role is to support the creation and development of innovative products for the in-house legal community based on a deep understanding of customer insight and changing market needs. My role covers product development and management, building and running community forums to enable the sharing of insights and best practice and supporting marketing and sales. Previous to this role I researched and developed a suite of risk and compliance e-learning courses. I started my professional life as a trainee in a City Law firm specialising in entertainment law, qualifying in to the Company and Commercial department. One of my memorable cases was supporting The Bay City Rollers in their claim against their ex lead singer in relation to the use of their band name. I moved in-house to Virgin Communications, the head office of the media businesses, and was head hunted to set up the legal department for Ginger Media Group (Chris Evans’ company to run his TV and radio businesses) while on maternity leave with my first child. I live on the South Coast with my husband and 3 teenage sons.