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Kids, forget the X Factor – the real talent contest has been at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). In this showdown, the judges have been LBG’s retail and wealth litigation team, with the prize of a legal disputes chief job replacing Aamir Khan who quit in July to join global LPO Clutch Group
The winner was named as the disputes chief of UBS Wealth, Philippa Simmons, in an internal memo sent to staff yesterday. It brings merry news for all, but a true reality TV fan knows there’s always more than meets the eye.
The juice in this case, according to sources, is that the hunt for that special someone was complicated after The Lawyer revealed that LBG was looking to outsource its retail & wealth and asset finance litigation teams to one of its panel firms.
The process has now been put on the back burner, but whether that stall has something to do with Simmons’ appointment is not known.