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What was your career path to Lucent Technologies?I trained at Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave, now part of Beachcroft Wansbroughs, and after qualifying I was selected as a secondee to Imperial Tobacco in Bristol. Half-way through my nine-month secondment, I accepted a job as assistant legal manager and stayed with the company for two years. I left Imperial Tobacco to join Dyson Appliances. Eighteen months later, in the autumn of 1998, I joined Lucent.

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