John Lewis recruits Smiths Group GC as new head of legal

Retail giant creates new partnership secretary role to supersede general counsel post

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed a new legal head, following the departure of general counsel Keith Hubber.

Smiths Group GC Michael Herlihy will join the retail giant as partnership secretary on 16 April, after 10 years at the helm of the FTSE 100 engineering company’s legal team.

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