In-house interviews

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 […]

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 […]

Pennon’s new GCs on moving the water industry forward

Pennon Group is a giant when it comes to the water industry. Encompassing South West Water (SWW), Bristol Water, Pennon Water Services and Bournemouth Water, it boasted a 2020/21 revenue of £624m and is the largest private sector employer in the south west. But with all that grandeur comes a lot of responsibility and scrutiny. […]

How Ally McBeal drove one Swedish lawyer to the fintech frontier

It would be fascinating to see exactly how many young lawyers were influenced by Calista Flockhart’s 90s portrayal of Boston lawyer Ally McBeal. The show was a critical and commercial success, winning multiple Emmys and Golden Globes over the course of its five-season run. One lawyer who can vouch for Flockhart’s influence, and also to […]