The BBC is set to hire three legal services apprentices, who will join the broadcaster’s in-house team in London. The apprenticeship aims to cover employment and commercial aspects of the BBC’s work, with the broadcaster considering any school le...
05 Mar 2014 | 17:49 |
Clifford Chance's (CC) independent review into the lending practices at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been delayed by difficulties in evidence collection, Legal Week has learned.
03 Mar 2014 | 00:09 |
Lloyds Banking Group has kicked off a review of its customer-pay panel, with City banking teams having been invited to pitch in the last week. Firms have been given until 19 March to tender for spots on the roster, with the bank set to announce the ne...
28 Feb 2014 | 12:18 |
Peter Rees QC, the former head of Royal Dutch Shell's legal team, is to return to international arbitration, Legal Week has learned. Sources confirmed that Rees (pictured), who is currently taking a month's leave following his departure from the oil g...
24 Feb 2014 | 01:00 |
Linklaters, Bird & Bird and DLA Piper have all won spots on William Hill's expanded legal panel, Legal Week can reveal. The trio join Ashurst, Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard, all of which have been re-appointed to the FTSE 100 company's roster ...
17 Feb 2014 | 09:00 |
HSBC has appointed two new general counsel to oversee its litigation and regulatory enforcement departments. The appointees include Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton white collar partner Shawn Chen.
11 Feb 2014 | 12:42 |
Barclays increased the amount it sets aside for litigation by 142% last year, in a move to hedge itself against several outstanding disputes and enforcement actions by authorities in the UK and US.
11 Feb 2014 | 11:16 |
Shell has named Donny Ching as its new legal director, replacing Peter Rees QC, who stepped down from the role in a shock move earlier this year. Ching, who had been project and technology group general counsel at the company, takes over with immedia...
10 Feb 2014 | 15:17 |
The Associated Press (AP) has promoted Karen Kaiser to head its legal function as part of a US management restructuring initiative. Kaiser, who joined AP as assistant general counsel in 2009 and was made associate general counsel in 2011, now has the ...
07 Feb 2014 | 07:50 |
BT has signed a landmark outsourcing deal with alternative legal services provider Axiom to take on chunks of its larger commercial work. The agreement, which came into effect this week, comes as the telecoms giant's previous deal with legal proces...
06 Feb 2014 | 15:00 |
Credit Suisse has become the latest investment bank to have its profits hit by escalating litigation provisions and costs. A financial report, published today (6 February), shows the group recorded net litigation provisions of 577m Swiss francs (£3...
06 Feb 2014 | 12:41 |
Linklaters and Addleshaw Goddard have won places on Nationwide's slimmed-down group-wide legal panel following a review of the building society's top advisers.
31 Jan 2014 | 13:20 |
PricewaterhouseCoopers' legal arm has been awarded dual alternative business structure (ABS) licences by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA), potentially bringing PwC Legal's 2,000 lawyer network under the control of the auditing firm.
31 Jan 2014 | 12:48 |
National Grid is to conduct back-to-back reviews of its external legal advisers, after the term for its current line-up ends on 31 March. The first ‘closed' review - which will begin in the next few weeks - will evaluate cost structures and the perf...
30 Jan 2014 | 07:00 |
Channel 4 has named Prash Naik as its first ever general counsel amid a shake-up of the broadcaster's in-house team. Naik, who is currently controller of legal and compliance at Channel 4, will now report directly to director of commercial affairs Ma...
29 Jan 2014 | 15:31 |
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