Panel reviews

Houses

Homes England kicks off £47m panel review

Public housing authority Homes England has kicked off its first panel review for four years, inviting firms to pitch for £47m worth of business. The new amount sees the value of this panel increase by more than half, rising 56 per cent from its current £30m value. This marks the first time in eight years […]

water

Five firms bag places on Affinity Water’s latest panel

Hatfield-based water supply company Affinity Water has selected a number of firms for its panel, including Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon. They are joined by DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Pinsent Masons on the roster. It is anticipated the firms will counsel the company on topics such as regulation, energy, the environment, property, employment and […]

UK Government

Womble Bond Dickinson drops challenge over UK Government roster

Fourteen firms have been told they have secured places on the UK Government’s general advice roster, after a last-minute challenge meant the announcement was delayed. Womble Bond Dickinson has now withdrawn its claim against the UK Government, in which it had contested the final line-up of the roster. A Part 7 claim had been filed […]

BP

Six firms score places on BP’s revamped global roster

Energy giant BP has unveiled four separate legal panels worldwide, with firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell making the list. The appointments were made after a review of its legal advisers, with the roster lasting from 2022 until 2024. On the global panel, six firms have made the list. They are Arnold […]

government whitehall big ben

UK Government ups value of aerospace legal panel by 60 per cent

The Department of International Trade has injected an additional £15m into its upcoming aerospace and defence legal panel, bringing its value up to £40m. The department is running the tender process to firm up external legal advisers for the roster on behalf of the UK Export Finance (UKEF), the governmental export trading agency. In January, […]

hsbc

HSBC carries out first panel review under new GC

HSBC is conducting a review of its panel advisers, the first one under new chief legal officer Bob Hoyt. The review is understood to be in progress and expected to conclude at the end of this year. It is the first assessment of the panel since 2017 and the first under Hoyt, the former Barclays Bank […]

Cazoo calls up firms for first-ever panel

Online car retailer Cazoo is inviting firms to pitch for a place on its inaugural legal panel, its first review after listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The company went public by way of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), valuing it at $7bn, earlier in the year. For the SPAC, the business turned […]

Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey kicks off panel review

Taylor Wimpey is embarking on its latest panel review, with the new line-up set to be in place by the start of next year. The FTSE 100 housebuilder has invited firms to pitch for a place. It last assembled its panel in 2018, appointing eight firms made up of DAC Beachcroft, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Gateley, […]

ITV

Seven firms win places on ITV roster

ITV has finalised its first panel review under the helm of general counsel Kyla Mullins, with Clifford Chance and CMS among the firms winning spots. The full roster includes Slaughter and May, Reed Smith and Osborne Clarke, as well as Clifford Chance, CMS, DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells. In addition, it is understood that a […]

workplace health and safety

UK Health and Safety Executive kicks off £3m panel review

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking five firms for its new £3m panel. The Merseyside-headquartered body is responsible for ensuring that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled. The panel will primarily provide support in its regulatory work in England and Wales. The previous panel ran from […]

satellite

OneWeb to invite firms to pitch for advisory spots

OneWeb is looking to build up its legal team and assemble a roster of legal advisers, just under a year after it was brought out of bankruptcy by the UK Government and Bharti Global. Having entered bankruptcy protection proceedings at the end of March last year, the satellite communications company was rescued by the Government […]