NDPB Lawyers' Group

The professional network for in-house lawyers working in Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs)

About the NDPB Lawyers' Group

The NDPB Lawyers' Group first met in May 2010. Its aims are to enable in-house lawyers working within Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) to:

  • Develop networks.
  • Share information and expertise.
  • Achieve communal benefits, for example, through the provision of joint training.

The group provides significant networking and information sharing opportunities for NDPB legal teams, which are traditionally small and often outside centrally funded networks such as the Government Legal Service.

The Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee meets regularly to identify issues of mutual interest and plan the group's events. All our members, including those on the Executive, are volunteers.

The current members of the Executive Committee are:

Dipti Dashore

Dipti is Senior Legal Counsel at the Health Protection Agency, advising its national and regional offices on all legal matters.

Thomas Davies

Tom works at the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and advises on public law issues, civil litigation and fire safety prosecutions.

Helen Holmes

Helen is Legal Director at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Juliet Oliver

Juliet is General Counsel at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Julie Peaple

Julie is senior legal counsel at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Corporation, which is the trustee of the NEST pension scheme.


Twice a year, the group runs a full-day training conference, hosting a number of guest speakers.

Details of the event will be publicised through these pages to public and regulatory lawyers, who need not be working within an NDPB or a member of the NDPB Lawyers' Group to attend.

For the agendas of past and forthcoming NDPB Lawyers' Group events, please see NDPB Lawyers' Group training events.

Members of the group can access copies of the slides from past training events. To do so, please see the Members' area or email: ndpblawyersgroup@thomsonreuters.com.

Should you wish to attend any of the training events or have any suggestions for the content of future training days, please e-mail: ndpblawyersgroup@thomsonreuters.com.

The NDPB Lawyers' Group is a voluntary organisation and we are very grateful to the following, who have generously hosted or spoken at our events:

Members' area

This area is intended to allow NDPB lawyers who are members of the NDPB Lawyers' Group to communicate in a secure environment. Access is therefore restricted and requires log-in details. If you would like to enquire about receiving log-in details, or have not yet received your log-in details, please e-mail: NDPBlawyersgroup@thomsonreuters.com.

To access the members' area, please click on the following links:

How to join

In-house lawyers working for an NDPB are welcome to join the group. For more information or to request to join, please email: ndpblawyersgroup@thomsonreuters.com.

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