Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is amongst the few law firms to have been appointed to Historic England's slimmed-down £2m legal services panel, after it was reduced from ten to only four firms.

WBD was re-appointed for a period of three years to provide legal services to both Historic England and English Heritage. This includes advice on property, planning, commercial, procurement, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, construction, charity and judicial review matters.

Historic England is the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment. English Heritage cares for historic buildings, monuments and sites spanning six millennia across the country.

WBD's William Akerman and Vicki Redman were the client partners leading on the retender.

William commented:

"We have a fairly unique knowledge and skillset in this area, having worked together with our client Historic England and English Heritage for a number of years. The client's own legal team works collaboratively with its external firms across a broad spectrum of services; we have the breadth of skills and experience to be able support them in all areas. We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with this important client of our firm and look forward to contributing as part of their new legal services panel."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD advises over 40 FTSE 350 companies, including many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and private clients. The firm is the transatlantic law firm close to home, operating from seven offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US.