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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.
Surrey County Council has joined forces with 11 local authorities to appoint 21 advisers to a common panel.
Appointments will last for four years, which one panel member described as “a weight around your neck and a bonus at the same time”.
The panel will cover a range of areas including adult services, contract and procurement, education and prosecutions.
The public bodies have awarded places to a range of barristers’ chambers as well as law firms, with Kent County Council, 12 College Place, 1 King’s Bench Walk, 14 Gray’s Inn Square, Blake Lapthorn, Freeth Cartwright and Weightmans among those to win places.
This comes as a growing number of entities, including members of the Tyne & Wear metropolitan authority (The Lawyer, 30 November), have teamed up to extract savings from advisers.