Pinsents, Wragges on super-ships project

Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co have been handed mandates in a £3bn project to build two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. The Ministry of Defence called on Wragges ­project partners Michael ­Whitehouse and Jane Pittaway, supported by IP partner Michael Luckman.

An alliance of defence contractors – including BAE ­Systems, VT Group, Babcock Marine and Thales UK – will construct the two ships, which will be the largest ever built in the UK. The group is represented by ­Pinsents partner Chris Kelly.