MGHQ unicorn profiles: our general counsel and company secretary

by | April 11, 2017

general counsel missguided

Name: Bhavisha Mistry

Title at MG: General Counsel and Company Secretary

Been at Missguided for: 2 years, 1 month

About me: I pride myself on not being a typical lawyer – I am 4ft11”, Asian and female. Whilst it is certainly important to know your stuff in the field, you don’t have to adhere to stereotypes.  The suit doesn’t make you knowledgeable – your knowledge makes you knowledgeable. I believe with hard work and determination you can be anything that you want to be.

I love a bit of Reality TV – KUWTK, Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, Cheshire Housewives – it’s all for me. Beyonce is my girl and there’s nothing I find more satisfying than dancing to a bit of Rihanna after a few glasses of champs!

Missguided allows me to combine these personal passions with my love for the law. As General Counsel and Company Secretary, I head up the legal department and am responsible for all legal and governance matters that affect the business. Some of the most exciting things that I have been involved with are our contracts with celebrities and setting up our incredible flagship store.

The job is a dream come true and I never imagined that a career in law would end up taking me here.  I wanted to be a successful lawyer and I worked extremely hard to build up the skills, knowledge and experience to become one.

EDUCATION & DEGREE

University of Leeds – LLB Law

BPP Law School – Legal Practice Course

FIRST JOB OUT OF UNIWeightmans LLP Trainee Solicitor
BEST PIECE OF ADVICEUse your initiative and make the most of every opportunity
TOP CV & COVER LETTER TIPTailor to the job you are applying for and be relevant
MOST VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE FOR SOCIALGet as much experience as you can whether it’s working at different law firms or barrister’s chambers, sitting in court or participating in mooting, debating or negotiating societies at University – it all helps you develop the necessary skills you’ll need in your legal career.

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