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Solihull-based UK Power Reserve (UKPR) has hired Bevan Brittan’s former corporate head and the legal manager for Bicester Village, Sarah Ward, as general counsel.
Ward left Bicester Village, a retail outlet which sells designer items at discounted prices, in June this year, leaving behind a management role where she led a team of two in-house lawyers. Prior to that she was head of corporate at Bevan Brittan, which she joined from Eversheds in 2007.
This is the first permanent general counsel role for UKPR, which is understood to have previously used former E.ON general counsel Stephanie Hammond on a freelance basis.
The firm said in a statement that the creation of the new role reflects its “commitment to its strategy of continued aggressive expansion” in the UK. Group COO Tim Emrich added: “Her extensive skills and wide ranging experience as a corporate specialist are a crucial component to our management team as we look to further UK Power Reserve’s growth.”
It is not yet known how the appointment will impact the use of UKPR’s external counsel, thought to include firms such as Walker Morris.
The group could not be reached for further comment at the time of writing.