As the Head of the Legal Department at a large PLC, I also sit as the Vice Chair of the National Law Society In-House Division, and locally represent the interests of in-house lawyers on the standing committee for the Newcastle Law Society. I also recently joined the North East Women’s Law Division (WLD) and view all these engagements as achievements for not just myself, but that permit me to represent the interests of women and in-house lawyers so that the locality receives the utmost support where their interests are underrepresented. I spent over 16 years dealing with private, union and legal aid funded work prior to joining Malhotra Group PLC in 2017, where I now have broadened my spectrum to advise on a vast array of specialisms! I found the switch daunting at first, but have embraced the change, with the support of other NP peers that have really encouraged me out of my comfort zone to achieve a complete career overhaul. My greatest achievement however is balancing a demanding career with being a mother of two relatively young children but ensuring I still give back and make sure others have the same opportunities I have been given.