Government agency reviews panel as legal spend cuts planned
Office of Government Commerce agency Buying Solutions has kicked off the first phase of a review of its 48-strong legal panel as the Government looks to cut both legal spend and the number of law firms it instructs. The organisation has begun talks with all of the law firms on its panel, formerly known as Catalist, amid continued questions over the Government's efforts to centralise Whitehall legal spending. A team of procurement officers will compile a comprehensive report on current market trends in order to assess what to expect from advisers in terms of fee arrangements and other value-added services.
Buying Solutions in talks with panel firms to lower legal spend
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