​Something to chew over

Next time you’re chomping on some egg fried rice, think about the lawyer who enabled that foil container to reach your armchair. In this week’s in-house interview, the general counsel of takeaway service Just Eat spills the (green, sautéed) beans on the legal issues his small team have to stomach.

While savoury fans munch through that interview, sugar addicts may want to learn more about United Biscuits’ head of corporate and legal affairs Simon Rose. Having faced death threats over a bag of corn and provided legal advice on a fruitcake that needed its own body double, Rose proves that working in the biscuits business is not quite like Roald Dahl’s story of Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka.

If fruitcake isn’t to your taste, how about rolling over to an interview with Greggs general counsel Jonathan Jowett, who last year found himself in the unusual position of organising an anti-pasty tax demonstration. Then for tea-time, grab one of Mr Kipling’s almond slices and glance over the legal issues Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has stuck its teeth into.

Not the time to diet, see.

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