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Client profile: Nilema Bhakta-Jones, Ascential

The media company’s group legal director discusses how her personal approach took her to the top of her game

At the age of 19, while doing work experience for a duty solicitor, Nilema Bhakta-Jones was called to Nuneaton police station, finding herself in a mostly empty set of cells at 1am. One cell was occupied by the client, a man arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm against his pregnant girlfriend.