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NHS cuts five firms from commercial panel

NHS Commercial Solutions is continuing to streamline its legal services framework, appointing 18 firms to its latest roster. Bevan Brittan, Clyde & Co, DAC Beachcroft, Hill Dickinson and Trowers & Hamlins have all been reappointed to the procurement organisation’s panel, while Ashfords, TLT, Weightmans and Womble Bond Dickinson have been newly appointed. Elsewhere, Addleshaw Goddard, […]

AXA

Royal London appoints new GC from insurance rival AXA

Royal London has hired AXA’s UK group regulatory and compliance director as its new general counsel (GC). Julie Whitehead has made the move after 17 years with AXA, beginning her career at the insurance giant in 2005 as senior counsel. In total, Whitehead brings with her 25 years of financial services experience, having previously worked […]

Pension

DLA Piper and Trowers dropped from local government pensions panel

The legal services framework for Local Government Pension Services (LGPS) has finalised its new panel, with 12 law firms having been appointed. The firms that have made the cut are: Addleshaw Goddard, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Brodies, Burges Salmon, Burness Paull, Cleveland & Co, Eversheds Sutherland, Freeths, Gowling WLG, Osborne Clarke, Pinsent Masons and Squire Patton […]

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Pinsents ends GC search with Dentons hire

Pinsent Masons has hired its inaugural general counsel, with ex-Dentons partner Andrew Cheung taking the role. The firm kickstarted its search in April, on the back of the retirement of its director of risk and compliance Chris Andrews. Cheung was educated at the University of Western Australia and spent a number of years at Maxim […]

Aviva insurance

Aviva cuts defendant legal roster down to four

Aviva has reduced its defendant legal panel from nine firms to a modest four, in its first comprehensive review in ten years. The four firms to have made it onto the list are DAC Beachcroft, Clyde & Co, DWF and Kennedys Law. The smaller panel is part of a strategy to streamline Aviva’s general insurance […]

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