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Panel extension: Bond Dickinson new addition to Taylor Wimpey adviser list following review

British housebuilding company Taylor Wimpey has added national firm Bond Dickinson to its current roster while renewing its existing panel arrangements.

Bond Dickinson joins Eversheds, Gateley, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, DAC Beachcroft, Dentons and Osborne Clarke, who all maintain their spots as external legal providers having been on the panel since 2012. The appointment of Bond Dickinson is effective from 1 January.

The review was carried out by Taylor Wimpey’s group legal director and company secretary James Jordan. Speaking to Legal Business, Jordan said the panel had worked extremely well over the past three years in terms of quality of service, cost effectiveness, relationship and value adding extras such as training.

He added: ‘I am also delighted to add Bond Dickinson due to its expertise, national coverage – a key requirement to become a panel firm – and also its geographical strengths in the North East and South West which will complement the panel.’

Bond Dickinson real estate partner and Taylor Wimpey client partner Duncan Fisher said: ‘We look forward to working with them on their exciting plans for the future and bringing our expertise in the real estate sector to bear for them.’

Bond Dickinson has enjoyed a number of significant panel re-appointments since Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees merged in 2013, including Virgin, Network Rail, Sainsbury’s and The Crown Estate