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UK big six energy giant SSE announces seven-strong inaugural legal panel

Big six energy giant SSE has set up an inaugural seven-strong law firm panel following an ‘extensive selection process’.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Addleshaw Goddard, CMS, Osborne Clarke, Gillespie Macandrew, Thorntons and Kennedys have been appointed to advise across various legal disciplines, including but not limited to construction, property, finance, litigation and corporate.Osborne Clarke’s real estate partner Shane Toal will act as a client relationship manager for the firm.

Kennedys will cover the sub-division of personal injury litigation and Gillespie Macandrew and Thorntons will focus exclusively on Scottish property work.

In a statement, SSE’s head of legal, Liz Tanner, said: ‘Previously SSE had no formal panel but worked with a number of external agencies to provide legal support.

‘The new panel will provide renewed focus and help us in delivering legal services to business areas right across SSE more efficiently.’

The panel in the Irish and Northern Irish jurisdictions are still to be finalised.