The Treasury Solicitor has told governmental departments that they must use the new Catalist super-panel of law firms, which OGCbuying.solutions has extended to 48 firms with an expected legal spend of £48m over the course of its four-year lifespan.
As first revealed by The Lawyer (4 June), the magic circle and the City’s largest firms have been included on the panel for the first time. Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May were all attracted by the major projects panel.
Treasury Solicitor Paul Jenkins said: “I anticipate a rapid move away from any pre-existing departmental and ad hoc arrangements to a consistent and widespread use of the new framework as the default approach to selecting and appointing external legal advisers.”
The full panel:
Full commercial: Beachcroft; Bevan Brittan; Bird & Bird; Burges Salmon; Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS); Dickinson Dees; DLA Piper; Eversheds; Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW); Michelmores; Mills & Reeve; Nabarro; Norton Rose; Pinsent Masons; Veale Wasbrough; Sharpe Pritchard; Simmons & Simmons; Wragge & Co
Major projects (including PFI/PPP): A&O; Burges Salmon; DWS; DLA Piper; Eversheds; FFW; Freshfields; Herbert Smith; Linklaters; Lovells; Norton Rose; Pinsent Masons; Simmons; Slaughter and May; Wragge & Co
Property and estates: BLP; Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons; Bond Pearce; Cripps Harries Hall; Davitt Jones Bould; Hammonds; Shoosmiths