Panel reviews

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 […]

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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 […]

Aviva gears up for first panel review in six years

FTSE 100 insurance giant Aviva is preparing to review its legal roster, six years after last undertaking a comprehensive analysis of its panel arrangements. The company, which will launch the review in the first quarter of this year, decided a traditional review was not necessary in 2016 and instead ran a ‘desktop review’ of its roster, […]


Seven firms win places on Heathrow’s legal panel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds Sutherland are among the firms to have won places on Heathrow Airport’s slimmed-down roster. The company’s general counsel Carol Hui, who featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2014, has appointed seven firms to the panel. The last review saw the appointment of 11 firms, with Blake Morgan, Brodies, DLA Piper and […]


FTSE 100 property group SEGRO overhauls panel with new addition

SEGRO has expanded its panel of firms from two to three, having become the UK’s largest listed property group in September. The FTSE 100 property developer has added Gowling WLG to its UK real estate roster, while CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and Eversheds Sutherland have secured their places for another three year term. The […]

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Lloyds Bank gears up for New Year panel review

Eight firms will be expected to fight for their places on Lloyds Bank’s UK panel in the New Year, with the bank poised to review its list of legal advisers. The firms currently on the core panel are CMS, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, as well as Addleshaw Goddard, Hogan Lovells, and magic […]

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