Treasury picks A&O over Slaughters on Irish bailout

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • "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.

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  • 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.

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  • Philip Wood is an icon - no other firm (including S&M) has a lawyer with his credentials and experience.

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