“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.”