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Iceland adds Gordons to roster in wake of new GC hire

15-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Iceland Foods has added Yorkshire firm Gordons to its list of advisers, just weeks after the appointment of DWF director Duncan Vaughan as head of legal.

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Burness Paull, Eversheds and Osborne Clarke among firms on local government pensions panel

15-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Burness Paull, Eversheds and Osborne Clarke are among 11 firms that have been appointed to the new national legal services procurement framework for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds launched earlier this week (12 January).


DLA Piper wins Heineken principal adviser mandate

9-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term.


HealthTrust Europe launches procurement for three year legal panel

8-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

HealthTrust Europe, a central purchasing body for the health sector, has launched a procurement exercise for its legal services panel review in 2015.

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Pinsent Masons appointed sole legal adviser to £800m Unite Pension Scheme

5-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons has won a new appointment as sole legal adviser to trade union Unite’s £800m pension scheme for staff and officers.

In-House Interviews


The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

From management buy-out to becoming a listed company: legal head Louise Stonier has seen Pets at Home through some big changes.

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The in-house interview: Hovis GC Helen Selby

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread might sound a little humdrum for an ex-Royal Air Force officer but Helen Selby has been able to spread her wings at freshly-sold Hovis.

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In-house Interview: Cancer Research Technology’s Andrew Waldron

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As legal boss at Cancer Research Technology, Andrew Waldron is blazing a pioneering trail to get life-changing drugs to market

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In-House News


Barclays' head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

23-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years.


Female GCs "ahead of the game" in buying legal services

22-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Male and female general counsel have different priorities when buying legal services, according to new research by Acritas.


Morgan Stanley legal costs drop 80 per cent in fourth quarter report

21-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Morgan Stanley has revealed an 80 per cent drop in legal costs in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $284m (£188m), down from $1.4bn in the same period last year.


Freshfields, HSF and Fieldfisher to battle for UK spots on Pearson's global legal panel

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global legal panel by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with current advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Fieldfisher and Morgan Lewis among those contending for places.

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Debevoise snaps up JPMorgan Chase Consumer Bank GC Matthew Biben

20-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has hired JPMorgan Chase consumer bank general counsel Matthew Biben to join its white collar and regulatory defence group and banking and consumer finance practices.

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