HS2 back on track after appointing Stephenson Harwood partner as interim general counsel


After two years at the helm of High Speed Two, general counsel Betty Morgan has retired following Herbert Smith Freehills’ appointment as adviser on infrastructure issues

Barclays’ revolving doors bring another US GC to the fold


It’s all change in Barclays’ in-house team, as the company has appointed a new US general counsel after the departure of Carlos Pelayo

Schneider Electric GC Wexler: no to panels


Paris-listed global energy company Schneider Electric Group general counsel Peter Wexler is a big fan of individual relationships. It’s the way he manages his legal department and how he deals with external advisers.

Thomas Cook GC Stoehr brands formal panels a “waste of time”


Thomas Cook’s general counsel Craig Stoehr deliberately avoids getting bogged down in formal tender processes - much preferring to instruct external counsel based on personal relationships.

Royal Mail GC delivers as change sweeps through the postal service


Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby has navigated a controversial IPO, negotiated an agreement with the industry’s union and made the legal team central to Royal Mail’s decision-making, and led a major shake up of its external advisers.

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The in-house interview: RB senior vice-president Bill Mordan

30-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

RB’s in-house team no longer have to spend valuable time on commoditised legal work thanks to Bill Mordan’s in-house compliance platform i-Legal

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The in-house interview: Aurelius' legal counsel Kimberley Whitaker

23-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Exactly one year on from becoming Aurelius’ first UK-based legal counsel, The Lawyer caught up with Kimberley Whitaker to see how her role has developed

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The in-house interview: EnergySolutions senior vice-president and legal counsel Simon Stuttaford

16-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Think you have regulatory and insurance headaches? Imagine what it’s like working in the global nuclear waste industry like Simon Stuttaford, GC of EnergySolutions 

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