£100M projects lure magic circle to Govt super panel

Magic circle firms Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have won places on the Government’s new Catalist super panel, the replacement for L-Cat.

The firms were lured by Catalist’s new high-paying £100m-plus ‘major projects’ sub-panel, known as Lot 8, having previously snubbed the low rates of L-Cat.

Other top firms to have won places on the major projects list include Eversheds, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Pinsent Masons, Simmons & Simmons, Slaughter and May and Wragge & Co.

Some of the City’s largest firms have also won a place on the other major group, the ‘full commercial’ sub-panel, or Lot 7, which qualifies it for work in any of the six preceding groups: IT and telecoms, property and estates, construction, employment and pensions, corporate and finance and IP.

Firms to have won places in both include Burges Salmon, Denton Wilde Sapte, Eversheds, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Norton Rose, Pinsents, Simmons and Wragges.

Other firms on the full commercial panel are: Beachcroft, Bevan Brittan, Bird & Bird, Dickinson Dees, DLA Piper, Michelmores, Mills & Reeve, Nabarro, Sharpe Pritchard and Veale Wasbrough

The full panel:

Construction: Allen & Overy (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; Dickinson Dees; DLA Piper; Eversheds; Field Fisher Waterhouse; 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; Charles Russell; Hammonds; Morrison & Foerster; Taylor Vintners; Technology Law Alliance; Walker Morris

Major projects (including PFI/PPP): A&O; Burges Salmon; Denton Wilde Sapte; DLA Piper; Eversheds; Field Fisher Waterhouse; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith; Linklaters; Lovells; Norton Rose; Pinsent Masons; Simmons; Slaughter and May; Wragges

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