Ex-RHM legal head hires Bates Wells

RHM Foodbrands’ former interim legal head has instructed Bates Wells & Braithwaite to represent him in his legal dispute with the company,

It is understood that Kevin Mutch has turned to Bates Wells’ head of employment William Garnet for advice after he claims he, and another lawyer, were made redundant by RHM.

RHM declined to comment but last week a spokesman denied Mutch had been made redundant and said that the company is in a consultation period.

Mutch, a property specialist, was RHM’s interim legal head until Thomas Murphy took over two months ago.

Mutch declined to make any further comment.