Weightmans appointed to government legal services panel

National law firm Weightmans has been appointed to the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services panel.

National law firm Weightmans has been appointed to the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services panel.

The panel is for use by Local and Regional Government and devolved administrations. It can also be used by health, education, emergency services, third sector and social housing organisations.

Weightmans has been appointed for Lot 2, Full Service – England and Wales, and Lot 4, Rail.

Lot 2 covers advice across 17 mandatory specialisms, including public law, banking and finance, contracts, employment, infrastructure, litigation and dispute resolution, public procurement, property, real estate and construction and tax. Weightmans will also be able to advise on a broad range of optional specialisms, including projects, education law, health and healthcare and transport law.

Lot 4 includes advice on rail transport law, rolling stock, planning and authorisation and projects and infrastructure.

The appointment is for three years with the option to extend for one year. It will run alongside the CCS legal panel agreements already in place for use by Central Government departments and their associated bodies.

Martin Forshaw, Partner and Head of Public Bodies at Weightmans, says:

“In a climate where our government services must do more with less, the use of legal panels has been an efficient way to deliver excellent service under the pressure of finite resources. We are proud to be suppliers to a number of national legal panels and consortiums and I am delighted the firm has been selected to deliver an array of specialist advice and support to a number of public bodies across the UK.”

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