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Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have rolled out a reviewed set of regional legal panels following a revamp of their national rosters earlier this year.
Clydesdale Bank HQ
The banks, which are part of the same company but operate under different names, are understood to have set out to cut the number of firms on the rosters, although the total number appointed is unclear.
Brabners Chaffe Street and Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) have both won spots on the panels. Brabners has been re-appointed to the west panel after a period off the roster, while MAB won a place on the south panel.
The west panel covers roughly eight financial hubs from Plymouth to Scotland, with two firms appointed to each location. Firms with offices in more than one of the cities may advise the bank on multiple fronts. A number of mid-sized regional firms are understood to have been given places.
The rosters primarily cover banking and last for three years. The process was run by in-house lawyer Claire McKellar.
Yorkshire Bank is part of Clydesdale Bank but trades under its own name. Clydesdale is a subsidiary of National Australia Bank (NAB), which reviewed its global panel earlier this year. NAB gave roles to Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters as part of the review.