Tyco Europe, Middle East and Asia general counsel Trevor Faure has made quite an impact since joining the company three years ago. In addition to sacking all of Tyco’s law firms and replacing them with Eversheds and launching his ‘SMARTER’ legal model (which a little bird in the US tells us is set to become a subject for study at Harvard Law School), he has also recruited a whole new legal team, for which Tyco won a gong at The Lawyer HR Awards.
But this is a permanent revolution, and the next step is to recruit two more general counsel, including one to cover the UK and Ireland.
When that’s done, as Faure points out, “in two and a half years every lawyer, internal and external, will have been changed and improved”. That’s 30-odd internal lawyers and some 120 at Eversheds. Enough to keep HR busy.Get the latest news and an irreverent commentary delivered to your desktop every day by subscribing to Lawyer News Daily.