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The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

From management buy-out to becoming a listed company: legal head Louise Stonier has seen Pets at Home through some big changes.

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The in-house interview: Hovis GC Helen Selby

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread might sound a little humdrum for an ex-Royal Air Force officer but Helen Selby has been able to spread her wings at freshly-sold Hovis.

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In-house Interview: Cancer Research Technology’s Andrew Waldron

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As legal boss at Cancer Research Technology, Andrew Waldron is blazing a pioneering trail to get life-changing drugs to market


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.

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Barclays' head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

23-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years.


Female GCs "ahead of the game" in buying legal services

22-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Male and female general counsel have different priorities when buying legal services, according to new research by Acritas.


Morgan Stanley legal costs drop 80 per cent in fourth quarter report

21-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Morgan Stanley has revealed an 80 per cent drop in legal costs in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $284m (£188m), down from $1.4bn in the same period last year.


Freshfields, HSF and Fieldfisher to battle for UK spots on Pearson's global legal panel

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global legal panel by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with current advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Fieldfisher and Morgan Lewis among those contending for places.

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Panel Reviews

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Iceland adds Gordons to roster in wake of new GC hire

15-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Iceland Foods has added Yorkshire firm Gordons to its list of advisers, just weeks after the appointment of DWF director Duncan Vaughan as head of legal.

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Burness Paull, Eversheds and Osborne Clarke among firms on local government pensions panel

15-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Burness Paull, Eversheds and Osborne Clarke are among 11 firms that have been appointed to the new national legal services procurement framework for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds launched earlier this week (12 January).


DLA Piper wins Heineken principal adviser mandate

9-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term.

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In-House Briefings

The new general counsel: it’s legal but is it right? download subscription

PwC 8-Jan-2015

No two people have the same moral compass, and what the right thing actually means is different for every company.

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In-House Insider

Pearson set for panel review in wake of GC hire


Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global panel at the end of this quarter, following a swathe of internal reforms implemented by general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

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