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National Grid reviews legal advisors

31st January 2014

Multinational electricity and gas utility company the National Grid is set to review its current panel of legal advisors with an assessment of their existing 16-firm panel with regard to value for money and…

In-house interim legal jobs on the rise

30th January 2014

According to a recent article analysing the role of the interim general counsel, there has been a sharp increase in recent years in the number of high profile companies recruiting on a temporary basis before filling…

Grimason leaves Lafarge for Travis Perkins

29th January 2014

British building materials company Lafarge Tarmac has lost its general counsel, Deborah Grimason, to builder’s merchants Travis Perkins. The appointment comes as the national builders merchants chain sees its…

Major firms and in-house teams to improve diversity

28th January 2014

An online platform that looks to connect law firms with potential candidates and improve the diversity of the legal sector has caught the attention of City and national firms, as well as a number of high profile in-house…

Calls for in-house lawyers to improve cyber security

27th January 2014

The worldwide technology company Unisys’ general counsel has called for more in-house lawyers to get involved in their business’ cyber security policies, as this is an aspect of business that is becoming key. …

Norton Rose to work with McLaren in-house team

24th January 2014

The McLaren Group has dropped Chicago-based Baker & McKenzie in favour of global firm Norton Rose Fulbright to source the company’s legal advice. The group’s legal advisor has made the decision to work…

Report slams MoJ plan to increase court fees

23rd January 2014

An internal government review by the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has found the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) assessment of ‘enhanced court fees’ to be ‘not fit for purpose’. The…

In house legal moves for Gold Fields

22nd January 2014

A leading mining company, Gold Fields of South Africa, has learnt of the resignation of their general counsel Michael Fleischer, who is to step down from his post on 31st January. Fleischer has held the role at Gold…