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Eversheds' investment in Tyco relationship pays off with contract extension

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is set to continue in its role as Tyco’s sole legal provider for the next few years, proof that a deal once seen as controversial is reaping benefits for both sides.


Arcadia general counsel Geraghty quits after seven years

24-Nov-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Arcadia Group general counsel Mary Geraghty has resigned from the company after seven years as its chief legal adviser.


Abelman becomes British American Tobacco’s new legal chief as part of management re-jig

20-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) group legal director and general counsel Neil Withington has quit the group, as it announces a wider leadership reshuffle.


​Adidas IP GC Behean kicks off new role at IP boutique Sipara

20-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Adidas group IP general counsel Tim Behean has moved to a new role in private practice as a director for IP boutique Sipara.

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China oil giant CNOOC breaks ties with Baker & McKenzie after internal investigation finds conflict of interest

18-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie’s relationship with China’s state-owned oil and gas group China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has been put under the microscope after the group sanctioned senior lawyer Kang Xin for not disclosing a conflict of interest with the firm. 


Trinity Mirror axes chief legal role as Vickers receives £400,000 pay out

17-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Trinity Mirror’s group legal director Paul Vickers has been made redundant after working at the company for 22 years, following a management reshuffle.


CVC swaps Perris to Credit Partners, promotes legal director

13-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

CVC Capital Partners general counsel Richard Perris is swapping roles to head the legal department at sister company CVC Credit Partners.

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RPC’s Charlotte Taggart joins Cabot Credit Management as GC

13-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Consumer debt company Cabot Credit Management has appointed RPC commercial insurance partner Charlotte Taggart as its general counsel.


Linklaters, Freshfields and Taylor Wessing advise on £2bn sale of United Biscuits to Yildiz Holding

5-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Taylor Wessing are advising on the multi-billion pound sale of United Biscuits to Turkish trade buyer Yildiz Holding.

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Iceland general counsel quits for role at Sinclair Pharma

5-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Iceland general counsel and company secretary Jayne Burrell has resigned from her role at the supermarket chain to become group general counsel and company secretary of pharmaceutical company Sinclair Pharma.

In-House Interview


In-house interview: HMRC general counsel Gill Aitken

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HMRC’s Gill Aitken spent her early career suing the Government but, envious of its cases, she switched sides and now brandishes an 80 per cent success rate

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In-house interview: Direct Line Group's Humphrey Tomlinson

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson has steered the insurance giant down a successful road to an IPO, and an ABS win


In-house interview: Nottinghamshire County Council legal head Jayne Francis-Ward

10-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nottinghamshire CC law boss Jayne Francis-Ward’s unusual approach to external advice has seen her set up an arrangement involving 78 councils and six law firms. That’s what you call relationship management 

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Panel Reviews


Taming of the panel: RSC names Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve on first roster

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has named Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve as its inaugural panel firms, beating shortlisted Freeths and Wright Hassall to the roster.


JP Morgan asking for reduced rates in panel review

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

JP Morgan Chase has launched its latest panel review, having warned firms they will have to cut rates by at least 2 per cent to qualify. 

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EDF Energy overhauls in-house career progression to mirror private practice

18-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

EDF Energy has overhauled the career progression structure in its in-house team in order to mirror private practice, prompted by demand from its in-house lawyers.


Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields and Gibson Dunn cross fingers as HP kicks off panel tender

13-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher are among firms gearing up for Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) global panel review which began last month. 


Outsourcing giant Interserve names CMS and Burness Paull as first Scottish panel

12-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Burness Paull and CMS Cameron McKenna have been named on FTSE 250 outsourcing company Interserve’s first Scottish panel after beating seven firms to make the roster.

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