Crafty Counsel

    What you need to know about moving from private practice to in-house

    Robyn SandilandsPets at Home

    Posted 2 months ago


    Robyn Sandilands, Head of Legal for Pets at Home Plc (Vet Group), answers questions on making the move in-house including how to know if it’s right for you, whether the work-life balance is better and what an in-house role looks like.

    Sharing advice on the importance of shaping your why and working backwards from there; plus how learning to ‘be comfortable with being uncomfortable’ is a key skill for in-house counsel.

    This video is part of the ‘Ask GC’ series created in collaboration with DLA Piper - where we shine a spotlight on General Counsel as they answer YOUR questions.

    Robyn is Head of Legal for Pets at Home Plc and heads up the veterinary side of the Group which comprises 440 Joint and Group Venture Veterinary Practices. Previously Robyn worked in-house as a litigator for Vodafone and spent a decade in private practice at Bevan Brittan LLP working as a litigator on commercial disputes and contentious regulatory matters. Before training to be a lawyer Robyn worked in Central Government and television.