News Public sector and local authority Law firms Birmingham City Council to open revamped panel to 38 authorities By Margaret Taylor 4 January 2010 11:16 17 December 2015 09:39 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer SP 5 January 2010 at 15:46 Two interesting points… “The rates have gone up from the previous [arrangement] but these are preferential rates. This isn’t what the firms charge on the High Street.” “The new appointees to the BCC panel are: Ashfords Solicitors, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Bevan Brittan, Cobbetts, Davitt Jones Bould, Eversheds, Freeth Cartwright, Hammonds, Pinsent Masons, Shoosmiths, TLT, Walker Morris and Wragge & Co.” Since when have any of these firms been anywhere near a high street in Birmingham? Jobs for the boys as per usual…. Reply Link Mike Hunt 8 January 2010 at 17:55 SP – what? “Jobs for the boys”…how about “jobs for the firms that can do the work”? Let’s have a bit of perspective, eh? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.