Domino’s Pizza: crusty lawyer wanted

Domino’s Pizza is recruiting its first UK-based general counsel after employing the services of a legal consultancy to do the job part time for the last five years.

A spokesperson from the fast food operator said: “With targets of opening 50 outlets per year, the size of the business is growing exponentially and we’d reached a certain size to necessitate a full-time in-house general counsel.”

The interviewing process is well underway, with a new general counsel, who will also take the role of company secretary, expected to arrive in the New Year.

The sole in-houser will advise mainly on franchise agreements and general corporate work and will manage a roster of firms, including Field Fisher Waterhouse, McDermott Will & Emery, Osborne Clarke and Reed Smith.

It was unconfirmed at the time of going to press whether the new general counsel will get a discount on pizzas. Make ours a Double Decadence American Hot with extra jalapeños.