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The Corporate Counsel Show: Crafting your own adventure

Being boxed in to a particular area of practice has “never really appealed” to Virginia Crawter. Instead, she has looked to pave her own way in law, allowing her — as a senior legal counsel — to operate in ways that make sense to her, thereby allowing her to provide as much benefit to a business as possible.

On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Main Sequence head of legal and company secretary Virginia Crawter to discuss the lessons she’s learnt from her varied legal career, whether moving in-house has better allowed her to tick the vocational boxes that are most important to her, the day-to-day of in-house government roles and well as what life looks like for in-house VC lawyers, as well as the headline challenges faced by such professionals.

Ms Crawter also outlines what crafting her own adventure means to her, how and why she realised such a mindset would be so important for her journey, how to communicate with colleagues and executives about such an approach, the values or outcomes that one needs to understand, how to respond to resistance to crafting one’s own adventure, pushing back on traditional structures and how other in-house lawyers can better shape their vocational direction in the post-pandemic market.



This article originally featured in Lawyers Weekly