Treasury Solicitor demands Catalist compliance

The Treasury Solicitor has told governmental departments that they must use the new Catalist super-panel of law firms, which has extended to 48 firms with an expected legal spend of £48m over the course of its four-year lifespan.

As first revealed by The Lawyer (4 June), the magic circle and the City’s largest firms have been included on the panel for the first time. Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May were all attracted by the major projects panel.

Treasury Solicitor Paul Jenkins said: “I anticipate a rapid move away from any pre-existing departmental and ad hoc arrangements to a consistent and widespread use of the new framework as the default approach to selecting and appointing external legal advisers.”

The full panel:

Construction: A&O; Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP); Morgan Cole; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; Trowers & Hamlins

Corporate and finance: Addleshaw Goddard; A&O; CMS Cameron McKenna; Herbert Smith; Maclay Murray & Spens

Employment and pensions: Capsticks; Cobbetts; Charles Russell; Halliwells; Shoosmiths; Ward Hadaway; Weightmans

Full commercial: Beachcroft; Bevan Brittan; Bird & Bird; Burges Salmon; Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS); Dickinson Dees; DLA Piper; Eversheds; Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW); Michelmores; Mills & Reeve; Nabarro; Norton Rose; Pinsent Masons; Veale Wasbrough; Sharpe Pritchard; Simmons & Simmons; Wragge & Co

Intellectual property: Addleshaw Goddard; Blake Lapthorn; Bond Pearce; Charles Russell; Hammonds; Martineau Johnson; Shoosmiths; Taylor Vinters

IT, telecommunications and e-commerce: Addleshaw Goddard; Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons; Charles Russell; Hammonds; Morrison & Foerster; Taylor Vintners; Technology Law Alliance; Walker Morris

Major projects (including PFI/PPP): A&O; Burges Salmon; DWS; DLA Piper; Eversheds; FFW; Freshfields; Herbert Smith; Linklaters; Lovells; Norton Rose; Pinsent Masons; Simmons; Slaughter and May; Wragge & Co

Property and estates: BLP; Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons; Bond Pearce; Cripps Harries Hall; Davitt Jones Bould; Hammonds; Shoosmiths