Law firm panels – why bother? Rhys Thomas, Danica Cooper and Jonathan Treadway, all Senior Legal Counsel at The Crown Estate, discuss how their panel process works and what makes it effective. They are joined by Lucy Eaton for a business development perspective.
The group discuss a model of using The Crown’s panel to grant law firms genuine authority and accountability, including giving five year exclusivity over aspects of external legal spend. In return, The Crown Estate expects significant investment in the relationship and a sense of pride and individual lawyers.