It has emerged that leading construction and housebuilding company Galliford Try has reviewed its panel of external legal providers, increasing the number of firms it uses to 10.
The panel was split into a construction panel and a homebuilding panel. The latter review was undertaken by Linden Homes, a subsidiary company which operates as the trading name of Galliford Try’s homebuilding business.
Galliford Try head of legal Richard Tuffin undertook the review of the company’s construction panel and appointed Beale & Co, Burness Paull, CMS Cameron McKenna, Dentons and Pinsent Masons as advisors.
However, despite the formal panel it is understood that Linden Homes also uses a number of other firms for specialist legal advice. According to The Lawyer Market Intelligence Clyde & Co, DLA Piper and Nabarro have all worked with the Galliford Try group outside of its usual panel.
The line up of firms winning places across the two panels has not differed hugely from Galliford Try’s last homebuilding panel, which was reviewed in 2010. Legacy firm Davies Arnold Cooper, Osborne Clarke, Pinsents, Shoosmiths and Trowers & Hamlins were all selected during the previous review and have remained as advisors to the company in some capacity.