Katy Dowell

Katy worked for The Lawyer between October 2007 and January 2017. She initially covered litigation and the Bar before becoming news editor in 2014.

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Top 20 cases 2015: the results of a year in court

The New Year brings with it the annual publication of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases. This eagerly-awaited feature outlines which disputes are likely to dominate the courts in the forthcoming year. Of the Top 20 Cases for 2015, judgments have been delivered in six and a half (including a partial settlement); four and half have […]


John Lewis Partnership cuts panel to four following review

High street retail giant John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has handed panel places to Burges Salmon, Dentons and Eversheds and named Slaughter and May as its main corporate adviser following a roster review. The panel review was led by JLP general counsel Keith Hubber, who joined the company in January from BG Group after the exit […]


In-house interview: Keith Hubber, John Lewis Partnership

In line with the ‘never knowingly undersold’ slogan, John Lewis Partnership’s GC Keith Hubber needs to know how to add value to the business. Stepping into the top legal role at one of the high street’s best known brands is no mean feat. For John Lewis Partnership (JLP) general counsel Keith Hubber there was the […]


In-house interview: Martin Bowen, Dyson

Innovation is the name of the game at Dyson, and that goes for GC Martin Bowen’s legal set-up too. British technology firm Dyson is a household brand in the UK. For many, it epitomises innovation and creativity, traits that seep into the running of the in-house legal team led by general counsel Martin Bowen. When […]


Clydes prepares root and branch review of diversity programme

Clyde & Co is preparing to overhaul its diversity and inclusion (D&I) programme in an effort to improve gender and social representation in its partnership. Global HR director Pauline Caldwell was promoted to the senior position in August having previously been UK HR director. She is currently conducting a root and branch review of the […]


BT plans chambers roster as it hunts for regional firms to join supplier network

Telecoms giant BT plans to extend its network of preferred suppliers to include a roster of regional firms as well as launching a framework of preferred barristers’ chambers for the first time next year. BT last reviewed its network in March 2013 with 19 firms selected to advise it on matters in the UK and […]

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