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.
Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.
How SSE’s general counsel is managing an inquiry that could reshape the whole energy market.
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.
With legislative changes for the insurance market coming this year, John Abramson is educating employees in preparation at industry giant Travelers.
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…
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.
Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care
Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride
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.
Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services.
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.
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
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).
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.
Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Affordable housing provider Alliance Homes Group has named Anthony Collins, Clarke Willmott and Trowers & Hamlins as its new legal panel.
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.
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.