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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is to resume its panel review following the arrival of Robert Higgins as head of legal.
As reported by The Lawyer (23 February), interim head of legal Roger Clayson had begun a review of the authority’s three panels, with plans to merge two sub-panels and reduce the total number of advisers. However, this process was subsequently shelved in anticipation of Higgins’ arrival.
Higgins said internal discussions on the matter will take place by the end of this year and a kick-off procurement meeting will be scheduled for early 2010. However, he hinted that the roster, which contains 10 firms, may not actually be significantly reduced.
“There’s only so far you can reduce advisers,” he said. “We can’t reduce it much more [because] we need choice.”