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Central Bank of Ireland GC Gavin joins Byrne Wallace as head of financial services

21-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Irish firm Byrne Wallace has appointed Central Bank of Ireland general counsel Joseph Gavin as head of its financial services practice.

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BT’s Paterson to take general counsel role at Dixons Carphone

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dixons Carphone has hired BT Group’s Nigel Paterson as general counsel, less than a year after the companies merged.

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Lloyds head of disputes exits as bank shakes up litigation team

20-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank head of disputes Philippa Simmons has left the bank amid a shake-up of the in-house legal team that could see around 25 mid-level redundancies, The Lawyer can reveal.

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eBay turns to Agilent for general counsel hire ahead of PayPal split

14-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

eBay has hired Agilent Technologies’ top lawyer Marie Oh Huber as its new general counsel as the company prepares for the split of eBay and PayPal into two separate companies later this year.

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Publicis appoints Sapient’s LaSala to general counsel role following £2.3bn merger

14-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publicis Groupe has appointed Joe LaSala, general counsel of recent takeover target Sapient, as its new general counsel to replace Eric Antoine Fredette. 

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SAPA group GC to take top role at BG Group as Vinter retires

9-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

BG Group general counsel Graham Vinter is stepping down after seven years in the role following his company’s announced merger with energy company Shell, and will be replaced by Sapa group general counsel Tom Melbye.


Eversheds advises Anglian Water on £5bn investment programme following reappointment as sole legal adviser

9-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has been reappointed as principal adviser to Anglian Water for a second three-year term, effective from 1 April, following a panel review.

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ATP Media appoints first head of legal from Onside Law

9-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

ATP Media has appointed Onside Law lead commercial associate Tom Bullock as its first head of legal.


Round World Entertainment GC joins Lee & Thompson as partner

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Round World Entertainment general counsel Oli Shipton has taken on the additional role of partner at media and entertainment law firm Lee & Thompson. 


In-housers to share out £1bn bonus pot as salaries soar

7-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Senior in-house lawyers are set to share a bonus pot of nearly £1bn this year, with the typical bonus 67 per cent greater than the average UK salary of £26,500.

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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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Manchester City Council joins raft of firms on City West Housing Trust panel

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

City West Housing has appointed 14 firms and the in-house team at Manchester City Council to its panel in a framework agreement worth £1.4m over four years.


Severn Trent US slashes external legal spend by 84% following panel review

8-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Severn Trent’s US arm, Severn Trent Services (STS), has made savings of 75 per cent and 35 per cent over two years by resculpting its external legal panel in favour of bringing work back in-house.


UCL set to launch first legal panel following general counsel appointment

7-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

University College London (UCL) general counsel Natasha Lewis is considering setting up an initial legal panel for the university in 2015, less than a year after she took on the role.


OneSavings Bank appoints new head of legal and unveils first formal panel

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has appointed a new head of legal as it names 12 firms to its first formal legal panel of external advisers.


KWM and Pinsent Masons win spots on UK Payments' first panel

18-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Pinsent Masons have been appointed to UK Payments Administration’s first formal panel.

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