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Designing a transaction management tool with GLP Capital Partners

Alternative asset management business GLP Capital Partners began its journey into legal operations with general counsel Rachel Walker working on projects off the side of her desk, generally outside of working hours. She began to focus on how to ensure the legal function was fit for the future. “You reach a crux point where you can […]

Payment platform GC joins Thunes

The general counsel of Coda Payments has been hired by money movement group Thunes after just eight months at the business. Ruwan De Soyza will oversee all legal, compliance and secretariat affairs at Thunes, leading a team across a broad range of practice areas, including payment regulation, licensing, compliance, M&A and commercial contracts. He will […]

Post Office

The Post Office scandal is making GCs reflect on their ethical role

“I wonder at what point might I have gone to the chairman,” remarks an in-houser on the long-running scandal that has engulfed the Post Office. “Walking away from a highly paid role and painting a picture [of yourself] as a troublemaker takes a certain amount of courage. I wouldn’t be quick to criticise those who […]

Housing street

Fifteen firms win spots on £30m housing association panel

Sanctuary Housing Association has awarded panel places to the likes of Gowling WLG, Mills & Reeve and Bevan Brittan. The total value of the panel is £30m. Trowers & Hamlins, Weightmans and Brodies have also won spots at the Worcester-based housing provider, alongside Capsticks, Clarke Willmott and Burness Paul. A total of 15 firms have been […]

Ted Baker

Ted Baker GC pleas for team support after retailer’s collapse

The general counsel of British clothing retailer Ted Baker has shared a heartfelt post on social media supporting her team, who are looking for new roles after the business fell into administration in early March. General counsel Alison Beveridge said: “As we near the end of the administration of Ted Baker, the upcoming sale to […]

Clifford Chance and Slaughters win spots on British Business Bank panel

Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May are among the firms to have been appointed to a new legal roster announced by Government-owned British Business Bank, which provides support to small businesses. Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May have made the list on the specific structured finance panel, alongside Ashurst, Norton Rose Fulbright and Simmons and […]

Judi Gadsby, Goodwood

A trip to Goodwood: GC preps for motorsport history

For legal head Judi Gadsby, a lunchtime walk through the Goodwood Estate, with her golden retriever in tow, is one of the many perks of her day job. The 300-year-old estate is the seat of the Duke of Richmond and comprises nearly 11,000 hectares of land in Chichester, West Sussex. As head of legal at […]

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