I enjoyed reading this piece on the need for General Counsel to bring more than just their legal skills to their role, with stories from several GCs on how they developed those wider business skills. As far as my own career journey has gone, the biggest jump was going from private practice to in-house and working with commercial teams on the ground, the move from providing a business with a service, to being the business itself.

It is because of the value of these non-legal skills applied in a legal role that we developed the Halebury model – to provide clients with senior in-house lawyers who could be a flexible extension of their legal team and bring a client-centred private practice approach to legal services delivery with the skills their had gained from their roles within industry - the best of both worlds.