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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is conducting a panel review.
The review, which will conclude by the end of the month, is expected to slash the number of firms it uses.
Richmond's head of legal Richard Mellor said: "We're looking to establish a 'call-up' relationship. We want to get a firm we can go to straight away, which understands who we are and how it can help us."
The West London borough has a legal spend of £1.5m and has hitherto used firms on an ad hoc basis, Mellor revealed. It has up until now used a variety of firms, including Berwin Leighton Paisner, CMS Cameron McKenna, Devonshires Solicitors, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Richard Buxton, Sharpe Pritchard and The Projects Partnership. Preferred chambers include Landmark Chambers and 11 King's Bench Walk.