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Mills & Reeve has won a new client - the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (Pasa) and the NHS Logistics Authority - from under the nose of former adviser Pinsent Curtis Biddle
The Pasa and Logistics Authority tendered the work in May after Pinsents' three-year contract came to an end. Fifteen firms pitched for the work, of which four - including Pinsents and Mills & Reeve - were shortlisted. The two authorities provide strategic advice and services to the NHS, and will be among Mills & Reeve's largest clients. The Lawyer understands that annual revenue is likely to be above the £500,000 mark. The firm will provide advice on Government, NHS and public law issues; clinical negligence and personal injury cases; property, commercial and employment issues; and PFI and public-private partnership projects. "This is a great coup for Mills & Reeve's public law team," said public law partner Sheila Waddington. "This significant appointment bolsters further our reputation as a leading law firm in the healthcare sector." Last year the firm also won tenders for the National Blood Authority and the NHS Information Authority. While Mills & Reeve will be the primary contractor to the authorities, Pinsents will still continue to do some run-off work and will advise on some IT issues. A Pinsents spokesperson said: "We enjoy working with the people at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Authority and are delighted to have been retained to continue to advise them in relation to complex, high-value IT projects." The Mills & Reeve tender was led by Waddington, with involvement from technology partner Gill Thomas, litigation partner Fiona Hawker and senior property solicitor Dennis Macharaga.