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Clients don’t care about your PEP

PEP has long been a marker for firms of profitability, efficiency, even excellency. Firms brandish them as badges of honour and headlines report on them every year. PEP up! PEP down! Firm bucks trends as PEP rises amid economic downturn! The obsession is rife, and has long been thought to showcase how well a firm […]

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BT rewards diversity contest winner with panel spot

Three years after pledging to reward a panel firm for its diversity efforts, BT has made good on its promise and automatically reappointed one of its advisers. BT Group has crowned Addleshaw Goddard as having the best diversity and inclusion (D&I) track record among its existing legal panel, which automatically wins the firm a spot […]

Kevin Mercer, Houseful

Who you gonna call? The crisis-buster GC

Kevin Mercer is something of a legal nomad. Acting general counsel for Houseful (previously Zoopla), his CV is dotted with an array of impressive interim roles that he has taken on as part of his niche for transformation. Having worked for leading tech companies such as New York-based analytics company Verint and networking software leader […]


DWF wins coveted Tesco panel place – as BCLP clings on

After nearly a decade of working with a single provider, Tesco has brought a second firm onto its property panel in its latest review. Traditionally reliant on Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for real estate advice, the UK retailer has appointed DWF to advise on general asset management of Tesco’s property portfolio of over 3,000 stores. […]

Spencer Collins

An inside look: The GC behind Arm’s “monumental” listing

The long-awaited listing of Arm on the Nasdaq stock market finally took place yesterday – a key milestone in the UK-headquartered technology provider’s 33-year history. Achieving this mega-listing, especially at a time when technology IPOs have been few and far between, has been no mean feat. Nonetheless, it was a challenge that Arm executive vice […]

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Eight firms win spots on Scottish Government panel

The Scottish Government has refreshed and reduced the size of its legal panel, with eight firms making the cut.  Scottish independents Harper Macleod and Anderson Strathern are among the firms that have been reappointed to the panel, which will run between 2023 and 2027.  There are six lots in total and Harper Macleod has been […]

Liberis GC: How chatbots cut our workloads

What does it mean to be a disruptive GC? For Liberis’s Alexis Alexander, being disruptive means being clever with what you already have. Disruption and innovation doesn’t always have to come with hefty price tags and new tech launches. Having progressed from being a head of legal to a GC, she wanted to prove that […]

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