London

LCH Clearnet hires Freshfields senior associate as new general counsel

30-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

London Stock Exchange-owned clearing house LCH Clearnet has hired Diane Bouwmeester as its group general counsel and head of compliance.

money

Salaries rise for regional in-house lawyers in 2013/14, new research reveals

29-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

New figures reveal in-house salaries and bonuses rose in the regions again last year.

Construction

Lend Lease promotes senior legal counsel Packer to EMEA GC

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Australian-headquartered construction giant Lend Lease has promoted senior legal counsel Mark Packer to the role of general counsel (GC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Linked In

LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

Serco

Serco appoints BT Global GC in wake of overcharging scandal

18-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

FTSE 250 outsourcer Serco has hired BT Global general counsel David Eveleigh as its legal chief in the wake of accusations that it overcharged the Government for electronic tagging.

SRA

SRA begins hunt for inaugural GC in management overhaul

1-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is advertising for its first-ever general counsel in the wake of the appointment of Paul Philip as its chief executive.

BBC

Fremantle Media hires BBC Worldwide's Chalmers as new GC

1-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

TV company FremantleMedia has hired BBC Worldwide’s director of business & legal affairs, Robin Chalmers, as the replacement for retiring general counsel Sarah Tingay.

London Stock Exchange

Freshfields and A&O take top spots on Spire Healthcare IPO

25-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy (A&O) are advising on the flotation of private hospital group Spire Healthcare’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

Wonga

Wonga to pay out £2.6m after sending debt collection letters from fake firms

25-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The UK’s biggest payday loans company, Wonga, is set to pay £2.6m compensation to about 45,000 customers after sending letters threatening legal action from non-existent law firms.

RBS

RBS drafts in Richard Susskind as firms put on standby for panel cull

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has turned to change theorist Richard Susskind for advice on its next panel process, which is expected to result in its adviser roster being  reduced for a second time. 

In-House Interview

Kerrigan

In-house 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

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Panel Reviews

Clydesdale Bank

Brodies, Eversheds, Norton Rose Fulbright lose out as Clydesdale cuts panel

29-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A group of six firms including Eversheds, Harper Macleod and Norton Rose Fulbright have lost their places on the combined Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank national panel.

Vodafone

Eversheds wins first-time place on Vodafone's revamped UK panel

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has joined the Vodafone panel for the first time following a review of the telecoms giant’s roster of legal advisers.

bp fuel

Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

25-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson.

High Court

DWF in High Court battle with Government over Insolvency Service tender

10-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell, Kate Beioley

DWF is gearing up for a High Court showdown with the Government over its decision to choose Shepherd and Wedderburn over the firm as an adviser to the Insolvency Service.

bp fuel

Fieldfisher loses out, Ashurst, Simmons and Addleshaws ushered in as BP unveils UK panel

9-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst, Simmons & Simmons and Addleshaw Goddard have won coveted first-time spots on BP’s UK panel, unveiled today (9 July) following a three-month review process.

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