The evolving role of the General Counsel (GC) is more important now than ever before. No longer simply the chief legal officer of the company, the GC is often responsible for corporate governance and compliance, taking their place as a key member of the executive management team. The complexities of the GC’s role, as both trusted strategic advisor to the main board and as the custodian of non-financial risk, mean that their profile and responsibilities are greater than ever. As a trusted advisor, the GC needs to balance commercial imperatives and the conscience of the business.

The Practice at Stonehaven focuses on high level leadership roles across sectors and specialises in appointing GC, Company Secretarial, lead Risk and Compliance roles at Group, Divisional or Regional level. Our experienced and high performing team is regarded as a trusted advisor to boards, senior leaders and legal professionals. With a deep understanding of this highly specialised space, we provide an exceptional level of insight, advice and unrivalled access to senior legal leaders and talent. Working closely with sector specialist colleagues we are able to blend deep sector knowledge and strong functional expertise.

With a successful track record of working across sectors with FTSE100 and FTSE250 companies, private companies, UK entities of foreign financial institutions and private equity backed businesses our areas of expertise include:

  • Group General Counsel
  • Group Company Secretary
  • Legal Director/Head of Legal
  • Risk and Compliance Director
  • General Counsel and Company Secretary
  • Investment Oversight Director
  • Head of Risk
  • Head of Compliance
  • Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Specialist General Counsel (e.g. Litigation, M&A etc.)
  • Deputy Company Secretary