Following National Grid’s £13.8bn separation of its gas distribution business to create Cadent, general counsel Mark Cooper will hold a panel review later this year.
Since its spin-off, a roster of 12 firms that previously acted for National Grid continues to advise Cadent. The firms are Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron McKenna, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bircham Dyson Bell, Dentons, Irwin Mitchell, Norton Rose Fulbright and Shakespeare Martineau.
Thames Water has opened to tender its legal services provision worth £48m in total, inviting pitches from up to 10 firms for a new panel providing regulatory, litigation and projects work – in addition to its external panel.
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has unveiled a roster of firms for its £544m legal advice panel, with Fieldfisher, Clyde & Co, DAC Beachcroft and Bevan Brittan among those making the cut. Meanwhile, Berrymans Lace Mawer has missed out.
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berwin Leighton Paisner and DLA Piper are among firms named on American International Group’s (AIG) new UK panel arrangement. Continue reading “Clifford Chance, BLP and DLA among firms named on AIG’s new UK roster”
Following the unveiling of an 18-firm general legal advice panel in March, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced plans for a new £90m finance and complex work legal panel.
Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Clifford Chance are among the firms to have been named on Standard Chartered‘s revised legal panel following a review earlier this year.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has named Capsticks as its sole provider for disciplinary and litigation work, opting to abandon a law firm panel approach.
William Hill has invited law firms to pitch for its new UK panel with the bookmaker expected to slim down its six-strong roster. Continue reading “Luck of the draw: William Hill invites law firms to pitch for smaller legal panel”