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'I'm not that interested in high-end designer brands'

Shefali Talukdar's firm strikes the balance between bringing a self of sense to the office and remaining professional

2 June 2015

Is your style appreciated
in the office?

I don’t think my style is too ‘out there’ – I certainly try and strike a balance between formality and fashion. Our firm, like most, has its old and new generations. Senior members of the team tend to opt for more traditional dress while the younger lawyers are more individual. We encourage that as it fosters a more diverse working culture. We also encourage anyone from a black and minority ethnic community to bring their own cultural identity to work.

Who is the most fashionable lawyer in your office?

That’s a tricky one! I’d probably say Olivia Hepworth, who works in our commercial property team. She has a vibrancy that’s pretty infectious. She attends a lot of networking and social events, so has become the master of the ‘daytime to evening look.’

Who is your style inspiration?

I have many...

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