Working in the airline business is no flight of fancy. When Julian Homerstone landed a GC job at Virgin Atlantic he must have known it would be quite the ride – the airline now flies 5.5 million passengers a year to 35 destinations worldwide.
Next time you’re chomping on some egg fried rice, think about the lawyer who enabled that foil container to reach your armchair. In this week’s in-house interview, the general counsel of takeaway service Just Eat spills the (green, sautéed) beans on the legal issues his small team have to stomach.
In-house public sector lawyers are a pretty innovative bunch. No, it’s true.
The path to outsourcing is not a smooth one for banking giant Lloyds. In July The Lawyer revealed that the bank was looking to outsource its retail & wealth and asset finance litigation teams to a panel firm, a bombshell that saw the project hastily put on hold.
London Metal Exchange GC Tom Hine has guided the institution through a Hong Kong buyout and out onto the stormier seas of Eurocracy
For Julian Homerstone, being an in-house lawyer at Virgin Atlantic is like no other GC role with the inspiring and highly demanding Sir Richard Branson at the helm
Jeffrey Eneberi, GC at online takeaway service Just Eat, keeps the start-up fire burning among staff, even as the business mops up rival operations around the world
Water and sewerage regulator Ofwat is holding interviews this week for its newly created general counsel role.
The Bank of Ireland has hired John Bennett as general counsel to its UK subsidiary, succeeding Jan Karpinsky who retired earlier this year.