Bevan Brittan is delighted to have been successfully appointed to the North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) framework agreement for legal services. The firm has also achieved Partner status to the NWLC.
The NWLC is a Consortium that consists of 48 members drawn from the public sector in the North West of England that wish to collaborate in the procurement and provision of quality legal services to their authorities. Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council is the lead contracting authority for the Consortium, with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority procuring the services on its behalf.
The framework agreement runs for four years, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.
Bevan Brittan was successful in being appointed to every Lot in the framework agreement, which are as follows:
- Lot 1 – Civil Litigation
- Lot 2 – Property, Planning and Environment
- Lot 3 – Corporate Governance, Ethical Standards and Information Law
- Lot 4 – Projects, Procurement and Commercial
- Lot 5 – Social Care and Education
In addition, Bevan Brittan is one of four firms to be granted Partner status to the NWLC. Partners have greater visibility to Consortium members, with more information being readily available about services offered.
David Hutton, Head of Local Government and Lead Partner on the engagement, said: “We are thrilled to have been appointed to the North West Legal Consortium panel. Working as we do with a very wide number of public bodies around the UK, I am confident that we have all the experience and breadth of knowledge to support Consortium members across their legal needs. We are very pleased to have been granted Partner status, and look forward to what we hope will be a close working relationship with the NWLC and its members.”