Former Times lawyer challenges SDT suspension


Allegations of phone hacking put the spotlight on Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire into the spotlight. While former News International legal chief Tom Crone entered a war of words with the media magnate, his former NI colleagues were busy hiring lawyers to defend criminal charges.

Arthur Cox, Hogan Lovells, Olswang, and the Pay Master


Online and technology companies are perhaps the most challenging of clients for law firms to live up to in the innovation stakes

Barclays unveils reduced panel


It’s nearly a year since Barclays named the former general counsel of Pittsburgh-headquartered PNC Financial Services Group, Bob Hoyt, as general counsel and there is plenty of change in the air


The changing role of the country’s top GCs

26-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

What do you get when you put some of the UK’s finest in-house lawyers into one room? No, not a raging hangover (for those of you suffering from last night’s The Lawyer Awards). The Lawyer found the answer during its recent roundtable discussion with those on the shortlist of last night’s In-house ...

Banking litigators decide it’s better to stay together

19-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

With the fallout from Libor still raging, PPI claims still filtering through and a hefty volume of smaller claims on their plates, now is certainly a suitable time for banks to be concerned about their legal heft. But what exactly are they doing?

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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent


PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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