Law firm Bevan Brittan has won a greatly expanded role on the West Yorkshire Legal Framework, known as WYLAW.

WYLAW comprises the five local authorities of West Yorkshire (Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield) and also York.  In addition, there is the potential for a wide range of other clients who will access the framework including Fire Authorities, Police & Crime Commissioners, schools and colleges, and others.

Bevan Brittan has won a place on nine out of ten lots on the framework, which runs for four years.  Under the previous contract, the firm was on two lots.

Bevan Brittan will be offering advice on the following:

  • Childcare Law
  • Adult Social Service and Community law
  • General Litigation
  • Contracts, Commercial and IT
  • Highways and Environment
  • Major or Complex Procurements
  • Local Government Law and Corporate Governance
  • Employment Law and Pensions
  • Public Health

Judith Barnes, local government partner at Bevan Brittan, will be the lead partner on the contract.  She said:

“We are delighted to have retained a place on the West Yorkshire Legal Framework, and to have significantly expanded the number of areas we will potentially be advising on.  In this time of great change, there are many challenges as well as opportunities facing local government and public bodies.  Obtaining sound legal advice is essential.  We look forward to working closely with bodies across the region.