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In-house department launched by Poundworld to reduce costs

10th October 2012

The budget retail outlet chain Poundworld have launched their own dedicated in-house legal department with the aim of reducing the amount of money they currently have to spend on hiring advice from external private…

Insurers Direct Line plan ABS efficiency switch

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s biggest insurance firms, Direct Line, have announced that they are strongly considering launching themselves as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in the near future, in a move which they…

Leading firm outlines goal of improving partner gender balance

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s leading law firms, headquartered in both London and New York, has announced that it plans to affect a significant rise in the number of female partners on its books over the next ten years. Newly…

Weight Watchers launches tender process for healthcare panel

8th October 2012

The multinational dieting company Weight Watchers have announced the launch of a lucrative tender process which will see them introduce a new healthcare panel overseeing the legal aspects of its European operations. A…

Bar Council plans nursery to keep parent lawyers working

8th October 2012

Officials from the Bar Council, the regulatory body that is in charge of disciplinary matters and looks after the interests of barristers throughout the UK, have announced that they plan to introduce a specialist nursery…

Euro Disney calls on firms to help refinance debt

5th October 2012

A raft of major international firms, including a Magic Circle practise based in London, have been instructed by the Walt Disney Company to assist them in refinancing the €1. 3 billion debts of its European arm, Euro…

AA looks to go down ABS route

4th October 2012

Leading British motoring organisation the AA has announced that it is taking steps to move towards an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) model, following on from the same decision being made by its partners,…

Widespread changes to News Corp legal team

3rd October 2012

Embattled mass media outlet News Corporation has announced wholesale changes to its legal line-up, putting an emphasis on strengthening its compliance structure. The corporation, chaired by Rupert Murdoch, has taken on…