Legal Business

The Last Word: Divide and conquer

We canvassed City partners and in-house counsel for their views on the Law Society and the state of representation in the profession


LATE TO THE PARTY

‘I endorse what the Law Society is doing, particularly chief executive Catherine Dixon. What she’s doing to try to boost representation for the in-house community is laudable and to be encouraged. The difficulty it’s got is that it came to the game slightly later than others and it would admit that. If you look at the number of bodies and institutions that are there to assist in-house, they’re competing and therefore it makes life more difficult. My limited experience is the Law Society is doing the right thing. We would support them but there’s a long way to go.’

Robert Ivens, head of legal, Marks and Spencer