In-House – Who we are

Baljinder Singh Atwal


Bal is a Commercial Lawyer at West Midlands Police, the second largest police force in the country, specialising in Commercial Property and Commercial. Bal trained and qualified in international and global law firms before making the move in-house.

Bal enjoys the variety of work he can be involved in while in-house and the impact he can make across the whole organisation. Bal is a previous Co-Chair of the Birmingham Solicitor’s Group and a nationally elected Council Member for The Law Society representing Junior Lawyers (0-6 years PQE) across England and Wales. Outside of the day job, Bal is a big fan of the UFC.

Heidi Salter

Vice Chair

Heidi is in-house Legal Counsel at Housing 21. With over 23 years’ experience in both commercial private practice, and as in-house legal counsel – Heidi manages a varied portfolio of work, dealing with all aspects of property and commercial matters.

In addition to sitting on various committees within her organisation, Heidi is also a Trustee on the Boards for: WAITS a charity supporting women fleeing domestic abuse; and The Endometriosis Foundation. As founder of the UK HRT & Menopause Support group Heidi is passionate about supporting and advocating for women’s health, she has previously attended Parliamentary APPG roundtable meetings; been a speaker on a radio show and featured on a news channel. Heidi grew up in South Africa. In her spare time she enjoys exploring her creative interests and the outdoors – walking, painting and photography.

Douglas Mackay

Deputy Chief Crown Prosecution, Crown Prosecution Service

Michael Morgan-Bullock

An empathetic and intuitive solicitor, with decades of legal and business experience, from working in Top Tier law firms to running a High Street practice, Michael has been part of the In-House world since 2018. Michael is currently Head of Information Governance and Legal Services in a large Birmingham NHS Trust.

Michael has recently returned from two decades in South Africa, where he combined a legal, business and debt recovery consultancy with various grass roots humanitarian projects. He provides balanced and pragmatic counsel in an increasingly complex world.

Neena Janda

I am a Senior Legal Counsel working at a leading consumer insights technology company, Zappi. My role mianly involves reviewing commercial contracts (customer and supplier agreements); handling IP and data protection queries amongst other matters in-house. I enjoy travelling and in my spare time doing creative activities such as drawing.

Caroline Coates

Past President of Birmingham Law Society

Siobhan Blake

Siobhan Blake is the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the West Midlands. She was appointed to this post in April 2021.

Prior to this role she was the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Mersey-Cheshire Area. She took up the appointment in 2016.

Siobhan qualified as a solicitor having studied law at Southampton and joined the CPS in 1994 as a trainee solicitor. After qualification Siobhan worked in private practice for a period before returning to the CPS.

Siobhan is an experienced prosecutor who specialises rape and serious sexual offences prosecutions. She is the CCP lead for RASSO and has advised upon and prosecuted many high-profile cases. As the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the West Midlands, she is responsible for the criminal prosecutions conducted within a geographic area which is home for 6 million people.