Last year The Lawyer significantly upped its focus on in-house legal teams, shining a light on the symbiosis between law and commercial strategy.

Pearson set for panel review in wake of GC hire


Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global panel at the end of this quarter, following a swathe of internal reforms implemented by general counsel Bjarne Tellmann.

Barclays and RBS GCs call it a day


Two high-profile departures from the legal departments at major banks characterise the last week of in-house news.

Setting sole-provider trends, Pinsents style


There’s something of a trend going on for sole-provider deals, and if any firm is at the forefront of this particular fashion it’s Pinsent Masons.

Clydesdale GC returns to Oz after revolutionising UK legal function


In the two years that she has headed up Clydesdale Bank’s UK legal function Jennifer Darbyshire has totally restructured the department and reduced the legal roster from 13 firms to seven .

In-House Interview


The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

From management buy-out to becoming a listed company: legal head Louise Stonier has seen Pets at Home through some big changes.

Helen Selby

The in-house interview: Hovis GC Helen Selby

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread might sound a little humdrum for an ex-Royal Air Force officer but Helen Selby has been able to spread her wings at freshly-sold Hovis.

Andrew Waldron

In-house Interview: Cancer Research Technology’s Andrew Waldron

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As legal boss at Cancer Research Technology, Andrew Waldron is blazing a pioneering trail to get life-changing drugs to market

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