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Adviser review: Eversheds and Hill Dickinson win spots on Metro Bank’s lending and securities panel

Eversheds and Hill Dickinson have been newly appointed to Metro Bank’s lending and securities panel alongside 12 others, following the bank’s first review since 2012.

The tender process, which began in June 2014 and was finalised in early November, has resulted in 14 firms being named on the new roster.

The full list of successful firms is: Blake Morgan, Bircham Dyson Bell, Breeze & Wyles, Cripps, EMW, Eversheds, Herrington & Carmichael, Hill Dickinson, Howard Kennedy, Hugh James, Lawrence Stephens, MW Solicitors, Philip Ross and Pitmans.

The bank’s general counsel Sally-Ann James commented: ‘We’re pleased to announce the results of our lending and securities panel review, following a rigorous selection process. We look forward to working closely with the refreshed panel going forward.’

The lending and securities panel is one of four panels that Metro Bank has in place for external counsel. The other three are commercial, property and employment, however lending and securities is the largest.

Blake Morgan is the only firm on the lending and securities panel to sit on another, with places on both commercial and property. The full list for each panel is:

Commercial panel

Blake Morgan

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co


Addleshaw Goddard

King & Spalding

Property panel

Blake Morgan

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co


Employment panel

Travers Smith