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In-house Interview: Green Investment Bank’s Euan McVicar

8-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Green Investment Bank GC Euan McVicar has to sort the windmills from the waste-to-energy initiatives while staying within European state aid rules 


The in-house interview: Hyperion GC Will Bloomer on panels and acquisitions

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hyperion general counsel Will Bloomer provides a whistle-stop tour of the consolidating insurance market and explains why he doesn’t believe in panels.


She used to sue the Government. Now she leads the legal team at HMRC. Gill Aitken on adding value in-house

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HMRC’s Gill Aitken spent her early career suing the Government but, envious of its cases, she switched sides and now brandishes an 80 per cent success rate

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In-house interview: Direct Line Group's Humphrey Tomlinson

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson has steered the insurance giant down a successful road to an IPO, and an ABS win


In-house interview: Nottinghamshire County Council legal head Jayne Francis-Ward

10-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nottinghamshire CC law boss Jayne Francis-Ward’s unusual approach to external advice has seen her set up an arrangement involving 78 councils and six law firms. That’s what you call relationship management 

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Reckitt Benckiser launches legal team for spinoff Indivior ahead of IPO

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Pharma company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has named a new general counsel for spinoff business Indivior ahead of its listing today (23 December) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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R&R Ice Cream GC Francesca Yardley returns to private equity roots

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

R&R Ice Cream general counsel Francesca Yardley has left Europe’s largest private-label ice cream maker to pursue two new roles in private equity-related start-up companies.

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

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Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr adds chief corporate officer role to responsibilities

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Thomas Cook group general counsel Craig Stoehr has been given the additional role of chief corporate officer at the company, effective immediately.

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Panel Reviews


Freshfields reappointed as MoD unveils delayed projects panel

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been reappointed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as one of 10 firms on its new-look projects panel, but Pinsent Masons has lost its spot.

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Burges Salmon, CMS and Osborne Clarke retained as Eurostar delays panel review until 2015

18-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eurostar has delayed its panel review until spring 2015, granting Burges Salmon, CMS Cameron McKenna and Osborne Clarke a four-month reprieve.


BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel.

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In-House Briefings

The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

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Clydesdale GC returns to Oz after revolutionising UK legal function


In the two years that she has headed up Clydesdale Bank’s UK legal function Jennifer Darbyshire has totally restructured the department and reduced the legal roster from 13 firms to seven .

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