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.

Teva Europe’s Gonen: Don’t lose your in-house identity to become a business partner


Teva Europe general counsel Galit Gonen believes that the push to become business partners might lead in-housers too far in the wrong direction - making them lose their lawyer identity

Royal British Legion GC Luke Joannou on Armistice Day


Royal British Legion general counsel Luke Joannou has had a demanding first year in the job

How to be a business partner first and a lawyer second


In-house counsel are increasingly being asked to give business advice rather than just be a lawyer. Ahead of his talk at The Lawyer’s In-House Counsel as Business Partner conference, PayPal UK and Ireland legal head Tom Brown, director and head of legal for UK and Ireland at PayPal, has given ...

Political pressure: Spire’s GC Dan Toner on the healthcare sector


Political pressure in the healthcare sector means Spire GC Dan Toner is shifting his focus away from corporate and towards culture and process.

In-House Interview

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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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. 

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