List of firms to be used for government work released
Eversheds, Ashurst and DLA Piper among more than 25 law firms for an initial two-year period with the option of extending the term by two further years.
The review of the panel was launched in September 2010 in an effort to reduce Government legal costs.
The panel is divided into eight sub-panels: commercial, major projects, litigation, IT, property and real estate, employment and pensions, and finance and regulation.
See below for a quick look at some of the firms that made the grade:
Government Procurement Service panel - Firms include DAC Beachcroft, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Addleshaw Goddard and Sharpe Pritchard.
Property and real estate - Firms include Shoosmiths, Wragge & Co, Veale Wasbrough and Davitt Jones Bould
Employment and pensions - Firms include Wragge & Co, Addleshaw Goddard, Weightmans and Dickinson Dees.
General corporate (including tax and insolvency) - Firms include DLA Piper, Wragges, Pinsent Masons, Mills & Reeve, Ashfords.
Finance and regulation - Firms include Simmons & Simmons. General commercial
Firms include Capsticks, Mills & Reeve, Hempsons, DLA Piper and Eversheds. Litigation - Firms include Berrymans Lace Mawer, Keoghs, Dickinson Dees, Weightmans and Parabis.
Major projects - Firms include DLA Piper, Capsticks, SNR Denton, Simmons & Simmons, Ashurst and Hempsons.