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Donny Ching’s first year as Shell’s global legal chief and why private practice must watch out

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Being a Shell lifer doesn’t mean Donny Shell is happy for things to be business-as-usual, and a panel review is on the cards.

Raven

In-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier

20-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services.

Duncan Vaughan

The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

UCL

In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

6-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses

Mordan Bill

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 

Wexler

The in-house interview: Schneider Electric’s Peter Wexler

9-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

At French energy company Schneider Electric, Peter Wexler has a steady flow of mergers, acquisitions and compliance issues – but it’s the people that give his role its spark.

Craig Stoehr

The in-house interview: Thomas Cook’s Craig Stoehr

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Leisure is hard work in the internet era, especially for Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr, who is helping to reinvent the traditional tour operator

Royal Mail team

Royal Mail: How to deliver change

23-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

A £3bn privatisation, a £12bn pensions hole, a hostile trade union and a panel shake-up– the past few years have been full of ups and downs for Royal Mail GC Neil Harnby and his team.

Mark Amsden

The in-house interview: Morrisons GC Mark Amsden

16-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

From calls to the FBI over a cyber security issue to launching the retailer’s first loyalty card, former rugby reporter Mark Amsden has a lot on his plate as Morrisons’ general counsel.

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The in-house interview: EDF Energy’s legal team

9-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it.

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The in-house interview: Competition and Markets Authority GC Sarah Cardell

2-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

Taking on big banks and energy giants means the new competition watchdog needs a strong legal team, and GC Sarah Cardell is the one designing it.

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Exclusive: Lloyds Bank closes down litigation teams in regional offices

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has closed its litigation teams in Hove and Cockfosters in a continuation of the redundancies to hit its in-house legal team.

City Gherkin

Former Lend Lease EMEA GC Gloyens re-emerges as a partner at Michelmores

29-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Former Lend Lease EMEA general counsel Patrick Gloyens has joined Michelmores as a real estate partner. 

London

London & Capital turns to Towry for new general counsel

28-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Wealth management company London & Capital has appointed Thomas Donlon as general counsel.

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016.

Robert Gibber

Linklaters' client Tate & Lyle breaks tradition and turns to Addleshaws on Slovakian sale

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Addleshaw Goddard has advised longstanding Linklaters’ client Tate & Lyle on a company-wide restructuring including the sale of three corn wet mills in Europe to its partner, US company Archer Daniels Midland.

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Barclays tops forex spend among UK banks with £2.5bn legal costs in Q1

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016.

London

RSA delays global panel review for second time after "busy spell"

22-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

UK insurance giant RSA has delayed its global legal panel review for a second time.

Manchester

Manchester City Council joins raft of firms on City West Housing Trust panel

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

City West Housing has appointed 14 firms and the in-house team at Manchester City Council to its panel in a framework agreement worth £1.4m over four years.

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Severn Trent US slashes external legal spend by 84% following panel review

8-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Severn Trent’s US arm, Severn Trent Services (STS), has made savings of 75 per cent and 35 per cent over two years by resculpting its external legal panel in favour of bringing work back in-house.

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