In brief: New director of OFT's legal division

Pat Edwards has succeeded Anthony Inglese as the Office of Fair Trading's Director of Legal Division. Edwards, who took over the post at the beginning of the month, was formerly a deputy parliamentary commissioner for administration and member of the Government Legal Service, having qualified as a barrister. Speaking about her new role, she said: “I am looking forward to being part of an office whose impact and influence is far greater than its comparatively small size might suggest and where my work can contribute to bringing about tangible benefits for the public.”