News Ashfords DLA Piper DWF Eversheds Pannone Pinsent Masons Squire Patton Boggs Public sector and local authority Real Estate and Infrastructure UK In-house Panel reviews Homes & Communities Agency slashes panel from 14 to nine firms By Kate Beioley 8 May 2014 00:03 21 December 2015 12:37 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 Barry Island 8 May 2014 at 08:21 Good result for Anthony Collins Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2014 at 10:35 Yet another high profile public sector legal panel drops Bond Dickinson. Ouch. Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2014 at 13:57 I have worked with almost all the firms mentioned in this article on public sector funded regeneration projects. Personally I think HCA have made an excellent choice. Based on experience I would have dropped all the firms they dropped and chosen all the firms they chose. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2014 at 07:28 Crushing for Bond Dickinson to be jettisoned from yet another public sector panel after being dropped by the 10 London Boroughs in November 2013. Knowing how Bond Dickinson operates, the knives will be out for whichever partner screwed up. Something is clearly wrong with their offering in this area so perhaps tough decisions are needed. Reply Link Tyrone 9 May 2014 at 14:27 Given the need to save money, why use city firms when you can pay lower fees for the same work undertaken in the regions. Expect a vicious inquest at Bond Dicks, maybe even partners being moved on. Reply Link Anonymous 12 May 2014 at 08:36 This is overdue. Hopefully HCA will learn to give all the firms on their panel a chance and also that just saying your firm is good in the bidding process is not enough. Reply Link Anonymous 12 May 2014 at 14:01 The bigger picture is that the public sector is picking its law firms on the basis of their specialists, not the size of the firm. Note that many of the winners have former public sector in-house lawyers in their teams. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.