Cambridge-based law firm Mills & Reeve has been appointed as legal adviser to the London School of Economics, winning the work from Goodman Derrick, which has carried out the task for 25 years.
`The higher education team has 12 fee-earners and already acts for more than 70 higher education institutes, including Cambridge University, and has in the past advised the LSE on student claims.`A recent tender won the firm the remainder of the work. Other firms invited to bid are understood to have included Eversheds and Martineau Johnson.`The relationship between LSE and Mills & Reeve began three years ago when partner Gary Attle started doing the university's student claims work. "They obviously got to like us," said department head Glynne Stanfield.`"I think we won on a mixture of skills, experience and charging non-City rates."`Goodman Derrick was unavailable for comment.