The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The panel review process, which kicked off in January 2014, drew to a close in April. It was overseen by DCWW’s general counsel and company secretary Nicola Williams, in conjunction with the company’s procurement department.
The review saw firms categorised into 11 separate sub-panels, with each covering a different practice area including environmental law, property litigation, regulatory and competition.
A handful of the lots are split into two separate sub-groups, enlisting distinct firms to advise on English and Welsh aspects of the law.
Chester-based firm Aaron & Partners and Cardiff-based outfit Hugh James won advisory spots on five sub-panels each. Meanwhile, Burges Salmon and Eversheds both won appointments on four lots.
Linklaters and Slaughter and May are the only firms appointed to a single category, with both winning the sole spots on DCWW’s treasury sub-panel.
Each of the firms has been appointed for a duration of five years, and DCWW has the option to renew its panel annually for the following two years.
DCWW is the sixth largest of the 10 regulated water and sewage companies in England and Wales, supplying drinking water and waste water services to about three million people in Wales and on the Welsh borders.