Contributors

Connie graduated from the University of Exeter in 2018 with a BA degree in History and Politics, where she spent time as the Online Editor for an arts and lifestyle magazine. As part of the Marketing team at LexisNexis UK, Connie works predominantly within the Digital Marketing division. She provides support through administrative tasks, including research and reporting, and has assisted with the coordination of campaigns. 

Mary is Head of Academy at LexisNexis, she is responsible for driving continuous learning across our Go To Market division to ensure development achieves demonstrable ROI. She has first-hand experience in the creation of a digital learning landscape and manages the needs of a blended learning curriculum day to day. 

Charlotte is a barrister with full rights of audience who was called to the Bar in 2011.  She currently works as a financial services dispute resolution specialist at Pinsent Masons LLP.  Before starting work at Pinsents, Charlotte worked in the Bank of England's Legal Directorate having previously completed pupillage at chambers specialising in commercial, common law and criminal regulatory law.

Charlotte’s client’s include key market participants in financial services including some the UK’s leading banks, insurers, pension funds and asset managers.  Her experience ranges from working on the Bank of England’s first Shari’ah compliant liquidity facility to conducting internal investigations for and/on behalf of FCA and PRA regulated firms to acting for clients in multijurisdictional commercial disputes.

Charlotte is currently an elected member of Bar Council and sits on the Employed Barristers Committee and Young Barristers Committee.  She also sits on the Commercial Bar Association's Equality and Diversity Committee.  She has previously been a mentor on the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship programme through the Bank of England and continues to mentor young people who are interested in pursuing a career in law through other programmes.  

Amy leads the content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, writing thought leadership and product content for marketing campaigns, insight reports and legal industry magazines. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed in national publications, such as City A.M. and Financial IT. She is also one of the writers and digital editors of LexisNexis' insights blogs, the Future of Law and the In-house blog.
Ben Giaretta, Partner at Fox Williams LLP, is an international arbitration lawyer with a wide range of experience across many different sectors.  He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is the current Chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL Arbitration.

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