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Barratt Developments GC Tom Keevil announces retirement

30-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest house builder, has announced its general counsel will retire later this year.

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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

27-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

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Exclusive: Royal Mail’s Harnby to exit GC role two years after company IPO

27-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby is leaving the company at the end of this year after four years at the helm of the company’s legal team.

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Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.

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Ignis legal head leaves for Lazard Asset Management

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Lazard Asset Management has appointed Tim Russell as head of legal and compliance in the UK, following his departure from Ignis Asset Management. 

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Pricing matters. Here's why.

16-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In a market where many firms are posting double digit rises in revenue, there doesn’t appear to be much of a problem when it comes to pricing. But don’t be so sure.

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BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 

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eBay's deputy GC moves over to Glassdoor

15-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Job search website Glassdoor has appointed eBay’s deputy general counsel Brad Serwin as its new GC. 

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Linklaters MP Davies in mandate to review Lloyds Bank legal function

13-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies may have been given a mandate to review Lloyds Bank’s legal function as one of the first jobs in his new role as chief people, legal and strategy officer, according to bank insiders.

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Abcam appoints Actavis legal director Smith to new chief legal officer role

13-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Life science research tool provider Abcam has hired Actavis executive legal director Suzanne Smith to join the company as its first chief legal officer and company secretary. 

In-House Interview

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In-house interview: Kristin Campbell, Hilton Worldwide

3-Aug-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As legal boss of Hilton Worldwide, Kristin Campbell has guided the $10bn hospitality giant through an IPO, honed a 350-strong set of external advisers to 35 and is now putting the finishing touches to an expansion plan

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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LSE reappoints Pinsents as sole legal provider

3-Aug-2015 | By Louisa Baldwin

The London School of Economics (LSE) has appointed Pinsent Masons as its sole legal provider for the third time.

Scotland

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod win big on Scottish government legal panel

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Anderson Strathern and Harper Macleod have both won places to advise the Scottish government across each of the six lots within its legal framework.

London

A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Scottish government delays announcement of £44m multi-body panel

23-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The announcement of the Scottish government’s vastly expanded legal panel has been delayed by almost two months after firms were given time to appeal the body’s initial decisions.

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