Panel reviews

London Underground

Freshfields and Simmons dropped from enlarged Transport for London panel

Transport for London (TfL) has grown its new legal panel to 15 firms, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons among three firms dropped from the roster. TfL has selected 15 firms within eight lots covering employment, major commercial, rail, routine commercial and real estate, housing, property and commercial development, highways and major consents […]

Capita launches panel review amid business overhaul

Capita has kickstarted its latest panel review, a year after announcing a transformation programme to improve the business’s finances. The business process outsourcing and professional services company has invited firms to bid for a place on its international panel, covering twelve practice areas. The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 May, with the revised panel […]


Ashurst usurps Norton Rose Fulbright as McLaren’s key adviser

Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its role as McLaren Group’s global legal adviser as the automotive manufacturer forms a new relationship with Ashurst. After a tender process, Ashurst will now work closely alongside McLaren’s in-house counsel on all aspects of its legal requirements. The company does not have a formal legal panel, instead opting to […]


Three firms make the grade in Network Rail’s slimmed-down panel

Network Rail has more than halved its panel in the past six years, with the latest review seeing three firms wins spots until 2024.  The spots have been taken by Dentons, Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds Sutherland and will be in place until 2024. The contract is worth £70m. Stuart Kelly, group general counsel at Network […]

WeWork to carry out inaugural panel review in Europe

WeWork is to launch its first formal panel review across Europe this year, after the arrival of its new general counsel Sarah Nelson Smith at the end of 2018. The workspace giant hired Nelson Smith from KFC over the summer, who is gearing up to review the company’s current legal arrangements in the first half […]

Twelve firms on the radar in National Grid panel review

National Grid has launched its first panel review in four years with the energy provider seeking an “unparalleled” service from its prospective legal advisers. Any firms wishing to pitch for the work has until late March. Firms will be expected to cover at least 12 listed practices. The business last renewed its panel firms in […]

NHS drops 11 firms from streamlined commercial panel

NHS Commercial Solutions has rolled out a new legal panel, with firms including Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and DAC Beachcroft winning places. The three firms have been reappointed to the procurement organisation’s framework, as well as Mills & Reeve and Trowers & Hamlins. A total of 19 firms have made it on to the new roster; new additions are Browne Jacobson, Sintons, […]


RBS prepares for “disruptive” shake-up in next panel review

Having reappointed its panel firms for an extended period at the end of last year, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is looking to add more “disruptive” elements to its next review of legal advisers. It is understood that the bank’s latest panel, which was concluded in December, will last until 2020 at which point […]


A&O and Addleshaws take new spots on local government panel

Allen & Overy and Addleshaw Goddard have been added to the expanded National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Frameworks’ latest panel. LGPS, the nationwide pension scheme for people working in local government, completed its refreshed and restructured panel in January, with the addition of two new lots. The latest panel has 12 firms, which have won places […]


Monzo wraps up panel review as three firms win places

Digital bank Monzo has finished reviewing its roster of legal advisers, appointing three firms to its panel. The firms which made it onto the roster include longtime advisers Hogan Lovells, Taylor Wessing and Simmons & Simmons. While Hogan Lovells partner Jonathan Chertkow mainly advises the challenger bank on regulatory and compliance issues, Taylor Wessing partner Adrian […]

UK 200

Slaughters and HSF dropped from eight-firm FSCS panel

Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith Freehills have been replaced by Clifford Chance and Addleshaw Goddard on The Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (FSCS) revamped £12.6m panel. The FSCS, the UK’s statutory compensation scheme for customers of authorised financial services firms, has appointed eight firms for a four-year term on its latest legal panel, which is divided into three […]

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