In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.

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In-house interview: Jenifer Swallow, Mind Candy

22-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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The in-house interview: SSE GC Liz Tanner

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How SSE’s general counsel is managing an inquiry that could reshape the whole energy market.

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In-house interview: Adam Batty, Selfridges Group

8-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Soaking up the dramas of the shop floor is all part of Adam Batty’s job to counter the real-life risks and issues Selfridges faces across its four global luxury brands.


In-house interview: John Abramson, Travelers

1-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

With legislative changes for the insurance market coming this year, John Abramson is educating employees in preparation at industry giant Travelers.

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride

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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.


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.

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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.


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

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"He kept profits up, but at the expense of collegiality": Davies quits, Linklaters sources react

3-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sources close to Linklaters have been quick to comment on the “surprising” departure of managing partner Simon Davies, who revealed he will step down a year early to join Lloyds Bank on Wednesday (1 July).

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CMA promotes Grenfell to executive director for enforcement

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.

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Lloyds Bank hires Barclays corporate banking GC as part of Linklaters' Davies' new team

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.


Kraft Heinz appoints new general counsel in merged leadership lineup

1-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Merged food giant Kraft Heinz has promoted deputy general counsel Jim Savina to general counsel following the union of the two companies earlier this year.

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Linklaters reports 1 per cent turnover hike as Davies announces early departure

1-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Linklaters has reported a 1 per cent increase in turnover to £1.267bn in 2014/15, at the same time as managing partner Simon Davies confirmed he is stepping down early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer.

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Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers planning to reduce legal panel

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Chivas Brothers, a member of the Pernod Ricard group, is to carry out a panel review of its UK legal advisers with plans to cut the roster from 16 to around seven. 


Qatar Petroleum to launch first legal panel

24-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.


Alliance Homes Group appoints three firms to help meet social objectives

19-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Affordable housing provider Alliance Homes Group has named Anthony Collins, Clarke Willmott and Trowers & Hamlins as its new legal panel.

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Co-op bank launches selection process for inaugural legal panel

16-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The Co-operative Bank has launched the process to select its first-ever panel of external legal advisers, following the bank’s split from the Co-operative Group.

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Colt extends Bakers’ role as preferred legal adviser for one year during legal review

11-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Colt has extended Baker & McKenzie’s role as its preferred legal adviser for an additional year, ahead of a planned re-evaluation of how the legal team chooses outside counsel.

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