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Lisa Tomlins

In-house interview: Lisa Gan Tomlins, Made.com

30-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

 Lisa Gan Tomlins took lessons learned from JustEat to fast-paced ecommerce business Made.com, then unlearned the rigid translation of law picked up in private practice. 

Rebecca Smith

In-house interview: Rebecca Smith, Scapa

30-Nov-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The hardworking GC of adhesives specialist Scapa has to be on call all hours to keep the worldwide group on a legally co-ordinated course.

Chris Smith L1 Energy

In-house interview: Chris Smith, L1 Energy

23-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Having resolved the BP-AAR clash over an Arctic Shelf exploration project, Chris Smith was drafted in to run the legal function at L1 Energy, where the controversial and tense deals continue.

Ned Staple

In-house interview: Ned Staple, Zoopla Property Group

23-Nov-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

A background in digital media, including running his own tech company, has helped Ned Staple guide Zoopla Property Group through an IPO and beyond.

Rachael Davidson

In-house interview: National Grid GC Rachael Davidson

16-Nov-2015 | By Katy Dowell

In less than a year National Grid UK’s Rachael Davidson has made remarkable changes to the in-house structure and its panel of advisers, with the emphasis being fewer but more valuable relationships.

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Managing Risk and Mitigating Litigation: This is what the future looks like

1-Dec-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Aon Risk EMEA chief counsel Richard Ferris kicked off The Lawyer’s Managing Risk and Mitigating Litigation event by telling delegates in-house counsel are ”still learning risks the hard way”, because not enough money or time is dedicated to understanding and dealing with corporate risk.

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Dixons Carphone to launch first panel since merger

1-Dec-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Telecoms retail giant Dixons Carphone will launch its first formal panel process in December 2015, with the aim to “formalise external legal relationships”.


In-house counsel as business partner: Managing reputational risk

27-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.

In-house counsel as business partner panel

This is what every GC needs on their CV

26-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

What are the key elements that every in-house counsel needs when applying for a general counsel role? The in-house panel at the Business Leadership conference unveils candidates’ biggest mistakes.

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Panel Reviews


Capita completes panel review with Addleshaws, DWF and Pinsents winning spots

27-Nov-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month. 


North West local authorities search for £10m legal panel

23-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) has begun a review of its legal panel, which is valued at £10m and will run for four years.


BT plans chambers roster as it hunts for regional firms to join supplier network

18-Nov-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Telecoms giant BT plans to extend its network of preferred suppliers to include a roster of regional firms as well as launching a framework of preferred barristers’ chambers for the first time next year.

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In-House Insider

How to be the perfect GC: In-house counsel as business partner


The Lawyer’s In-House Counsel as Business Partner conference comes to an end today. If there is one key message to take away it’s the words of Cranfield School of Management’s Paul Hughes.

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Video Interview

Bruce McEwan

The tipping point in innovation: Where are law firms going wrong? video


The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit speakers Adam Smith, Esq president Bruce MacEwen and Overture strategy director Mark Brandon talk about law firm strategies, the ‘tipping point’ in the legal market and what law firms are doing wrong.