A new game for British Olympic GC

Wimbledon has been jam-packed with surprises this year. As various top players have headed for the exit, so too in-house lawyers have pinged from one sporting company to the next.

The biggest racquet this week has been the move of former British Olympic Association (BOA) legal director, Sara Sutcliffe, to the role of interim CEO at the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA).

Since finishing a 12-year serve with the BOA last year, the former Baker & McKenzie lawyer has been at the top of her game – playing ball in various roles in the UK sports industry, including non-executive director at GB Taekwondo and British Gymnastics.

While in tennis love might mean nothing, in the world of in-house moves the score is quite different. Here’s a proverbial Pimms to Sutcliffe’s next match.

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  • The Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), a procurement centre for Scotland’s 60 universities and colleges, has launched a legal services framework with DWF, Weightmans, Eversheds and Foot Anstey among winning roles
  • Direct Line has confirmed that its legal team will be impacted by a group-wide redundancy round that puts 2,000 jobs at risk