“Philippa:  There weren’t many inspiring female role models in senior positions in the legal world, it was very competitive.  I did look up to my father who was an entrepreneur, innovator and successful business man. I also had a very supportive boss for many years.  Ronnie Fox, himself a leading lawyer and he always believed in developing people’s potential.  He was also one of my biggest supporters post law – and my first customer!.

I was an early adopter of flexi-working which was then unheard of in the City (supported by Ronnie).  It was very difficult and in the unenlightened 1990s included a certain amount of dissembling so the clients did not find out I was working from home.”