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Thomas HomeServe

In-house interview: Emma Thomas, HomeServe

15-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Emma Thomas’s crisis management skills, honed at Britvic and Woolworths, gave her the expertise to put HomeServe’s house in order after a mis-selling scandal

VW Trainor

In-house interview: Jim Trainor, head of legal at VW UK

8-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Jim Trainor reveals how he runs Volkswagen Group UK’s legal department like a well-oiled machine

Ian Haslegrave

In-house interview: Ian Haslegrave, GC, Electrocomponents

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A yearning for pioneering digital work across international boundaries means Ian Haslegrave has found his niche at electronics company Electrocomponents

Daniels

In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

Kerrigan

In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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Elizabeth Stephen

Save the Children International GC Stephen stands down

10-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Save the Children International (SCI) general counsel Elizabeth Stephen has left the charity on sabbatical, prompting a hunt for her replacement. 

Defence

Northrop Grumman appoints BAE's Wiltshire as new European legal chief

9-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

American aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed a new European head of legal effective as from 1 September.

birmingham

Birmingham Council CEO joins Bevan Brittan as consultant

5-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bevan Brittan has hired the former chief executive of Birmingham Council as a consultant to advise public sector clients on non-legal issues surrounding new service delivery models and legislative change. 

London

Jones Day snaps up GE and Shearman & Sterling trio for cross-Atlantic M&A practice

4-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Jones Day has announced that three partners, two from General Electric (GE) and one from Shearman & Sterling, are set to join the firm’s M&A practice in its London and New York offices. 

New York

Skanska general counsel joins Orrick in US

3-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Skanska’s general counsel for infrastructure development, Kenneth Schuhmacher, has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s energy and infrastructure group in New York

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Intelligence

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Panel Reviews

Athletics

Newcastle firm Muckle wins sole adviser contract with England Athletics

16-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The firm has announced its appointment to England Athletics’ single adviser panel in a contract that will last for two years.

panel people

New GCs make their mark as international business firms dominate UK panel reviews in 2014

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Magic circle firms are still in demand, international firms stay stable and regional firms carve out a presence in 2014’s panel reviews, according to data compiled by The Lawyer.

Panel reviews

Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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In-House Insider

The VW GC and the efficiency drive

11-Sep-2014

As we report in this week’s in-house interview, Jim Trainor steers a lean process-driven machine to ensure all five of Volkswagen Group UK’s brands are covered within the legal department’s £800,000 budget.

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