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In-house interview: Nick Grant, Sainsbury's

5-Oct-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As GC of one of the ‘big four’ supermarkets, Nick Grant is on the frontline of efforts to help Sainsbury’s see off the competition – a task that has got tougher since the discounters arrived. Agile working is his latest weapon.

Wendy Hardaker

In-house interview: Wendy Hardaker, Government Legal Department

5-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Commercial law director of the Government Legal Department Wendy Hardaker combines heading up a 115-strong team across six teams with being a long-distance commuter and carer.

Ritva Sotamaa

In-house interview: Ritva Sotamaa, Unilever

28-Sep-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

400 brands sold in 190 countries is one major global footprint to keep on the right legal track. The trick is to build strong teams, says Unilever legal chief Ritva Sotamaa, who launched a company-wide legal academy this year

Xu Yao

​In-house interview: Xu Yao, international general counsel, Fosun Group

28-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Overseeing transactions valued at a combined £9bn a year, Fosun international GC Xu Yao says the investment group can be both a rewarding and a gruellingly demanding client for external firms.

Sean Martin FCA

In-house interview: Sean Martin, Financial Conduct Authority

21-Sep-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

During a career that’s included an unusually hard-working hiatus in post-handover Hong Kong, the FCA’s Sean Martin has remained keenly aware of the importance of sensible spending.

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Vue Entertainment

Vue Entertainment creates UK GC role

9-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Vue Entertainment is creating a new UK head of legal role as the business looks to expand further across the UK and Ireland. 

High Court

Government legal team restructures to focus on NHS corporate issues

8-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The UK Government’s principal legal adviser, the Government Legal Department (GLD), has restructured its commercial group to reflect an uptick in legal issues affecting the Department of Health (DoH).


Halfords hunts new GC as legal chief exits after 18 months

7-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Automotive and cycling retailer Halfords is looking for a new general counsel and company secretary only 18 months after hiring current head of legal Justin Richards.


JustFab appoints first Europe GC from Amazon

7-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Online retailer JustFab has appointed its first general counsel for Europe with the hire of Amazon corporate counsel Antony Stokes.

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Panel Reviews

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Radian to appoint six firm panel worth £5m

8-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Housing provider Radian has launched a panel review, with the final lineup understood to be worth between £3m and £5m.


VimpelCom launches first global panel review under new GC

30-Sep-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Netherlands telecoms giant VimpelCom has launched its first panel review since the appointment of general counsel Scott Dresser last year.

British American Tobacco

BAT kicks off panel review after merger of legal and corporate affairs

15-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

British American Tobacco (BAT) global general counsel Jerome Abelman is gearing up to launch the first review of the FTSE 5 company’s external legal advisers since his appointment to the role in May.

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In-House Briefings

Parental leave: another shake-up coming download subscription

B P Collins 9-Oct-2015

Grandparents will be allowed to take time off work to look after their grandchildren. 

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In-House Insider

Halfords GC exits after 18 months


Automotive and cycling retailer Halfords has launched its search for a new general counsel and company secretary just 18 months after hiring current head of legal Justin Richards.

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Video Interview

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The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit: the highlights video


Watch exclusive comment from The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit’s two-day sessions, which gathered around 200 managing partners, chief executives and senior business services leaders in London to discuss innovation in the legal market.