07:53, May 12 426 0

2017-05-12 07:53:06
Capsticks confirmed as sole adviser on SRA legal panel

Capsticks has been confirmed as the sole adviser on the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s legal panel, after the watchdog overhauled its its board last year for better cost-efficiency and control over legal spend.

Capsticks has worked with the SRA since 2009, remaining on the panel following a successful tender in 2013. Firms that are no longer on the panel include Devonshires Solicitors, Kingsley Napley, Simmons & Simmons and Russell Cooke.

The Lawyer reported in December last year that Bevan Brittan, which was previously on the SRA roster, had not sought reappointment to the panel that it had a place on in 2010 and 2013, after it lost its litigation head Iain Miller to Kingsley Napley.

Partner Daniel Purcell leads the Capsticks team. He said: “We are delighted and proud to have been appointed to this important role by the SRA, our own regulator. This is an endorsement of the work we have carried out for the SRA over several years and, looking forward, of our innovative proposals to support the SRA’s change programme. We have developed a long term partnership with the SRA over recent years, and we look forward to working even more closely and effectively with them in the future”.

Paul Philip, SRA Chief Executive, said: “Moving to a sole provider model will help to ensure consistency across all our legal work. I was pleased that we had such a strong field, with more than a dozen firms competing in what was a comprehensive and robust procurement process. We are looking forward to working with Capsticks.”