News Banking and finance Law firms Republic of Ireland Treasury picks A&O over Slaughters on Irish bailout By The Lawyer 6 December 2010 00:00 12 January 2016 09:30 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 6 December 2010 at 11:05 Reassuring news for UK taxpayers! Philip Wood is the leading expert in this niche. No adverse reflection here on Slaughters, just a better man for this particular role. Reply Link Stevie Wonder 6 December 2010 at 15:47 Probably not a comment on Slaughters work for them, but it’s going to sting a little that their grip on Treasury work has slackened… Reply Link Marvin Gaye 6 December 2010 at 15:53 If the government is paying £33m to Slaughters its because they’re worth it. Publications like The Lawyer should bear responsibility for kicking up a fuss and making their selection appear untenable. Shame on you! Reply Link Isaac Hayes 6 December 2010 at 16:24 “If the government is paying £33m to Slaughters its because they’re worth it. ” Heh. They’re a good firm, but ‘the government spent it so its automatically money well spent’ is possibly not the strongest argument to be made. Reply Link Al Green 7 December 2010 at 09:29 It’s not as if A&O are going to be any cheaper. Nor will the quality of work drop. On the contrary in fact – surely providing competition will make everyone up their game. And seeing as the stakeholders for this client are thr UK taxpayers, isn’t it right that the procurement process for every service, legal or otherwise, be scrutinised? The press are not forcing anyone to do anything here, just providing that bit of scrutiny. Reply Link Anonymous 7 December 2010 at 12:47 Philip Wood is an icon – no other firm (including S&M) has a lawyer with his credentials and experience. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.