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.
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.
Publicis Groupe has appointed Joe LaSala, general counsel of recent takeover target Sapient, as its new general counsel to replace Eric Antoine Fredette.
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
Eversheds has been reappointed as principal adviser to Anglian Water for a second three-year term, effective from 1 April, following a panel review.
ATP Media has appointed Onside Law lead commercial associate Tom Bullock as its first head of legal.
Round World Entertainment general counsel Oli Shipton has taken on the additional role of partner at media and entertainment law firm Lee & Thompson.
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.
Transport for London’s (TfL) in-house lawyers have launched a High Court action in the year-long row between black cab and Uber taxi drivers over taximeters.
Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire county councils have launched an ABS, known as LGSS Law, today (1 April 2015) after gaining a licence from the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).
Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services.
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.
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
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’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.
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 (OSB) has appointed a new head of legal as it names 12 firms to its first formal legal panel of external advisers.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Pinsent Masons have been appointed to UK Payments Administration’s first formal panel.