Possible sole adviser role for new LSB panel

The LSB will invite firms to tender across four areas of support encompassing a number of specialisations. These are operational legal support, overflow support, analytical legal support and litigation.

The LSB has indicated that it will either identify a single provider or shortlist a number of firms.

Key practice areas it is seeking advice in include property, public procurement, general commercial advice, employment, ­European law, competition, public law, judicial review, drafting statutory instruments and litigation.

It launched a tender process last Friday (25 September) and firms have been instructed to submit documents by 16 October.

The LSB was established in January 2009 with a mandate to ensure the profession is regulated properly. The body becomes fully operational in early 2010.