Irwin Mitchell is to be kicked off the National Grid's pabnel at the end of the month.

The firm was first appointed to the energy giant's 16 firm panel in 2011. NG announced earlier this year that it was launching a review into the firms it uses, with a view to some having their contracts renewed for a further year and others having theirs terminated. Irwin Mitchell has been cast alongside the goats.

    Irwin Mitchell being kicked off a panel. How it might look.

This is the latest kick in the nuts for the beleagered firm, which lost a very valuable referal relationship with insurers LV last November. Still, at least the firm now comes up when you Google its name, so it's managed to put one of its woes behind it.

A spokesman for the firm said that it was a "growing business which has recruited more than 30 experts into Partner-level positions in the past 15 months, completed five acquisitions and exceeded £200m in income for the first time in 2012/13. We are of course disappointed with National Grid’s decision but our business legal services team is continuing to expand and recently it has won work from a number of significant new clients.

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