Legal & General to review panel

Lawyers are facing yet another series of cuts as Legal & General (L&G) becomes the latest insurance company to review its legal panel.

L&G is undergoing a company-wide overhaul of its legal advisers, requiring each of its firms to provide in-depth information on their working practices and how L&G is charged.

One source says: “Like every insurer L&G is looking at how to save money on expensive legal services.”

Firms that provide bulk liability work and general insurance work will come under particular scrutiny.

It is believed that the firms which provide advice for L&G include Berrymans Lace Mawer, Eversheds and Dibb Lupton Alsop.

Commenting on the information firms are being forced to hand over to L&G, an industry insider says: “They are going to benchmark and check our performance against each other. They are going to end up cutting the firms.”