Nestle

In-house interview: Nestlé European GC Trevor Brown

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

There may be no such thing as a free Yorkie bar for Nestlé European GC Trevor Brown, but maintaining the brand’s reputation as a trusted provider of confections is fulfilling enough

Pensions Reg Laughton

In-house interview: Marcus Laughton, The Pensions Regulator

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fresh from his triumph in one of the biggest pensions cases to hit the courts, will Pensions Regulator lawyer Marcus Laughton put paid to the ‘toothless poodle’ jibes aimed at the watchdog?

Thomas HomeServe

In-house interview: Emma Thomas, HomeServe

15-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Emma Thomas’s crisis management skills, honed at Britvic and Woolworths, gave her the expertise to put HomeServe’s house in order after a mis-selling scandal

VW Trainor

In-house interview: Jim Trainor, head of legal at VW UK

8-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Jim Trainor reveals how he runs Volkswagen Group UK’s legal department like a well-oiled machine

Ian Haslegrave

In-house interview: Ian Haslegrave, GC, Electrocomponents

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A yearning for pioneering digital work across international boundaries means Ian Haslegrave has found his niche at electronics company Electrocomponents

Daniels

In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

Kerrigan

In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

Brown

PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

Yoo

In-house interview: Yoo group GC, Geraldine Mirabile

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When creative maestro Philippe Starck’s interior design vehicle Yoo invited Geraldine Mirabile to be group GC, she wondered whether she would be cool enough. No problem, as it turned out

Clayton

In-house: Amcor GC Damien Clayton

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

In the regulators’ sights and with plants on the Russia-Ukraine border, Amcor’s tobacco packaging division needs all the help it can get from GC Damien Clayton 

West

In-house interview: Lynn West at Bombardier Transport

16-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Winning the £1bn Crossrail contract was critical in reviving Bombardier’s fortunes for big-bidding, says Lynn West, head of legal for the UK’s last surviving train maker

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the aa

AA picks up Domino's Pizza GC as first head of legal

26-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The AA has hired Domino’s Pizza general counsel Mark Millar as its first general counsel, months after the motoring association became a listed company.

Canada

Hovis appoints Helen Selby as GC and sets up first legal team

26-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread brand Hovis has established its own legal team headed by former Premier Foods counsel Helen Selby. 

lending money

Wonga's first-ever GC leaves for internet crowd-funder Funding Circle

24-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Wonga’s first-ever general counsel Lucy Vernall has left the company for internet lender Funding Circle, months after Wonga was forced to pay £2.6m in compensation for sending debt collection letters from fake law firms.

Drilling company KCA Deutag appoints Burness Paull partner Tony Byrne as general counsel

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sourced its latest general counsel from the ranks of Scotland’s Burness Paull, appointing Tony Byrne to the role this week.

panel people

New GCs make their mark as international business firms dominate UK panel reviews in 2014

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Magic circle firms are still in demand, international firms stay stable and regional firms carve out a presence in 2014’s panel reviews, according to data compiled by The Lawyer.

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Athletics

Newcastle firm Muckle wins sole adviser contract with England Athletics

16-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The firm has announced its appointment to England Athletics’ single adviser panel in a contract that will last for two years.

panel people

New GCs make their mark as international business firms dominate UK panel reviews in 2014

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Magic circle firms are still in demand, international firms stay stable and regional firms carve out a presence in 2014’s panel reviews, according to data compiled by The Lawyer.

Panel reviews

Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

Cat Griffiths index

Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

British Library

Eversheds and Veale Wasbrough Vizards among firms on new LUPC framework

4-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has appointed seven firms to its legal services framework following the closure of a competitive tender process.

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