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Tapping into Severn Trent

Tapping into Severn Trent

Published: 6th February 2020
Area: Corporate & Commercial
Author: Andrew Whitehead

FTSE100 company Severn Trent plc has completed its five year panel review, and after a highly competitive process Shakespeare Martineau has been appointed as one of five law firms making up its new panel.

The firm’s role will be to support Severn Trent’s highly successful renewables and services business.

Andrew Whitehead, partner and head of the energy and utilities team at Shakespeare Martineau, who led on the bid process for the firm, commented, “This is a great result for the firm and one we are very proud of. We have been keen to work with Severn Trent and its impressive legal team for some time now, and this appointment will enable us to work to our strengths and contribute to Severn Trent’s continued success.”.

Peter Dilks, a real estate and energy partner in the firm’s Nottingham office, heads up the firm’s property offering for its renewable energy and project developer clients.  He said: “To be one of the five firms chosen to form Severn Trent’s new legal panel is hugely exciting. The energy and water sectors in the UK are some of the most important, and, most interesting, and we have a wealth of talent working in this area. We’ve invested significantly in our people in recent years to ensure we have an incredibly strong group of talented lawyers across numerous disciplines who are all perfectly-placed to provide the best advice at all times. Working with Severn Trent is a real opportunity for us and we’re really keen to get started.”

With an exceptionally strong team of lawyers on the ground across our offices in the Midlands, we share a mission with Severn Trent to promote inclusion and diversity through good business, and this new panel appointment now presents a great opportunity to build a long term relationship with Severn Trent.

Shazadi Stinton, Head of Legal for Severn Trent, said, “We are looking forward to working with all of our new partners as we enter our new operational period. It was a very competitive tender and we firmly believe we’ve picked the firms that can help us drive costs down for our customers while also offering us the benefits of their experience and innovative ideas. On top of that, we’re delighted to be working with them to promote inclusion and diversity in the legal industry which is something that we’re extremely keen to support.”

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