Our Patron

We are honoured to have as our Patron The Baroness Buscombe

Baroness Buscombe has been Shadow Minister in the Lords for:

Education & Skills: 2005-07

Culture, Media & Sport: 2002 -05

Home Office: 2001-03

Cabinet Office Affairs: 2000-03

Legal Affairs, Deputy to the Shadow Lord Chancellor: 1999-2007

Social Security (Work and Pensions): 1999-2001

Trade & Industry: 1999-2001

Previously Chair of the Press Complaints Committee, Peta Buscombe was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1977. She went on to become a Legal Advisor to the Dairy Trade Federation before moving to Barclays Bank International in New York as Legal Counsel in their Head Office, advising subsidiary Boards on development projects and worldwide operations. She later moved to London as the Head Office Lawyer and Inspector, where she advised on legal compliance for domestic and US operations and client relationships.

Baroness Buscombe then joined the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising as Assistant Secretary and Legal Advisor to the leading advertising agencies on all major industry developments, including cable and satellite. Before taking up her present position at the Press Complaints Commission Baroness Buscombe was Chief Executive of the Advertising Association.

We are privileged to have Baroness Buscombe as our Patron. Her experience, influence and support are an invaluable resource to us and our members as we strive to advance the aspirations of paralegals and turn your job into a career, your occupation into a profession.


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