Panel reviews


Pennon launches first panel review under new GC

Listed water utilities giant Pennon is set to review its panel of external legal advisers, The Lawyer has learnt. This will be the company’s first panel review under its new legal leadership, which includes general counsel and company secretary Andrew Garard and deputy general counsel Barry Matthews. Andrew Garard joined Pennon last year, replacing Simon […]

Co-operative Bank

Ten firms win places on Co-op Bank roster

Firms including Clifford Chance, Hill Dickinson and Shoosmiths have secured spots on The Co-operative Bank’s legal panel. Clifford Chance is the only magic circle firm on the 10-strong list. It is joined by transatlantic, global firms such as DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Hogan Lovells and White & Case. Firms with more of a UK focus […]

National Lottery

Seven-strong group win places on Gambling Commission roster

The Gambling Commission has put together a brand new legal services framework, appointing a combination of law firms and barristers chambers to its roster. The regulator’s framework is valued at £5m over the course of its four-year lifespan, ending in 2027. The framework is separated between private practice firms and chambers. The appointed law firms […]


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, […]


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 […]


FSCS appoints eight firms to legal panel

The Financial Services Compensation Schem has finalised its new legal panel, announcing the appointment of eight law firms. The firms appointed will work across three areas of work: core legal services, Scots law, and HR and employment advice. Bevan Brittan, Burges Salmon, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Norton Rose Fulbright and Osborne Clarke have been appointed for […]


TotalEnergies appoints six firms to reduced roster

TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total) has reduced its global panel by 25 per cent, appointing six firms instead of eight to the new list. The firms that have gained places on the panel are Clifford Chance, Gide Loyrette Nouel (itself and with the Lex Mundi network), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and […]


Hyde Housing Association appoints 19 firms to £250m panel

Law firms including CMS, Gowling WLG and Pinsent Masons have secured places on a £250m legal services framework for UK housing association Hyde. A total of 19 firms have been awarded the contract, which began on 2 November 2022 and will last for four years until 1 November 2026. However, each member may enter in […]

tractor farming

NFU reappoints 15 firms to legal panel

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has reappointed all 15 firms to its legal panel to “strengthen the bond” between advisers and its members. Clarke Willmott, Foot Anstey and Shakespeare Martineau are three examples of firms who have made the cut once again, along with regional names including Bowcock Cuerden, Napthens and Wilkin Chapman. Nick Hamer, […]

Crown Commercial Service appoints nearly 60 firms to new panel

The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has appointed 58 firms to its refreshed public sector roster. The review process began last year and the panel replaces the one established in 2018 when 69 firms were appointed across six lots. This year there are seven lots. There are three full service provision lots (one for […]

Department for Education

Four firms win places on new £16m Department for Education panel

Four firms have been appointed to a new panel worth £16m for the Department for Education. The appointed firms are DAC Beachcroft, Dentons, Gowling WLG and Mills & Reeve. All firms have experience on public sector panels with DACB and Gowling both on the Metropolitan Police Service’s £65m panel and Gowling winning a place on […]


Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance appoints 17 firms to panel

The Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance solicitors framework has appointed 17 law firms to its roster. The previous panel review was managed by Kennedy Cater and expires on 31 August 2022. Cater has also managed this year’s procurement process, with the contract due to run from 1 September 2022 until 31 August 2026. The previous 2018 […]