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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

6-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms.


Barclays tops forex spend among UK banks with £2.5bn legal costs in Q1

1-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016.


RSA delays global panel review for second time after "busy spell"

22-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

UK insurance giant RSA has delayed its global legal panel review for a second time.


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.

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Eon UK head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride

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Donny Ching’s first year as Shell’s global legal chief and why private practice must watch out

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Being a Shell lifer doesn’t mean Donny Shell is happy for things to be business-as-usual, and a panel review is on the cards.


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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Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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Top in-housers prepare for The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit as average spend tops £4.7m

6-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly 100 top GCs will fly to Lisbon next week (13-15 May) for The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit (GCSS).


News UK appoints new GC eight months after Chinnery's death

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

News UK has promoted deputy general counsel Emma Moloney to head of legal following the death of Paul Chinnery last year.

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Accenture GC promoted to group chief executive of North America

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Global consultancy giant Accenture has promoted general counsel Julia Spellman Sweet to chief executive for North America.

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