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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Vue Entertainment is creating a new UK head of legal role as the business looks to expand further across the UK and Ireland.
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).
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.
Online retailer JustFab has appointed its first general counsel for Europe with the hire of Amazon corporate counsel Antony Stokes.
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Housing provider Radian has launched a panel review, with the final lineup understood to be worth between £3m and £5m.
Netherlands telecoms giant VimpelCom has launched its first panel review since the appointment of general counsel Scott Dresser last year.
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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Grandparents will be allowed to take time off work to look after their grandchildren.
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