We may be a nation of shopkeepers and shopping may be the national sport, but retailers are under ever increasing pressure. Facing a spiralling cost base, currency uncertainty and changing shopping habits – retailers are having to get smarter to survive – and in-house lawyers have never been under so much pressure to help their business perform.
It’s frequent for law firms to talk of abandoning the ideas or projects that may have potentially raised a GC’s pulse because it involves the nightmare of arguing with four departments to kick in budget.
Clifford Chance acquires Carillion volume business Uncertainty over the future of Carillion Advice Services (CAS) has ended after Clifford Chance (CC) went ahead with a surprise takeover of the in-house legal arm for an undisclosed sum. Newcastle-based CAS was put up for sale after its parent Carillion collapsed in one of the largest UK insolvencies … Continue reading “Significant matters – Spring 2018”
Having trailed peers during the 2000s, Pinsent Masons has been one of most consistent performers in its class in recent years. The In-House Lawyer caught up with its energetic senior partner to delve deeper
A decade ago workplace law was barely on a general counsel’s risk register. Today we see in-house lawyers specialising in it – with a GC expected to be knowledgeable enough to keep a company’s board briefed on any issues that could impact the value of its brand.