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.

Elizabeth Stephen

Save the Children International GC Stephen stands down

10-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Save the Children International (SCI) general counsel Elizabeth Stephen has left the charity on sabbatical, prompting a hunt for her replacement. 

Defence

Northrop Grumman appoints BAE's Wiltshire as new European legal chief

9-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

American aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed a new European head of legal effective as from 1 September.

birmingham

Birmingham Council CEO joins Bevan Brittan as consultant

5-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bevan Brittan has hired the former chief executive of Birmingham Council as a consultant to advise public sector clients on non-legal issues surrounding new service delivery models and legislative change. 

London

Jones Day snaps up GE and Shearman & Sterling trio for cross-Atlantic M&A practice

4-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Jones Day has announced that three partners, two from General Electric (GE) and one from Shearman & Sterling, are set to join the firm’s M&A practice in its London and New York offices. 

New York

Skanska general counsel joins Orrick in US

3-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Skanska’s general counsel for infrastructure development, Kenneth Schuhmacher, has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s energy and infrastructure group in New York

lloyds bank

Opportunity knocks for the panel review lucky

1-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Lloyds to announce own-account panel as Unilever appoints new faces

In-House Interview

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

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Panel Reviews

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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