Weightmans appointed to London legal panel
National law firm Weightmans LLP has been appointed to the London Borough’s Legal Alliance (LBLA) Solicitors Framework after a competitive tender…
National law firm Weightmans LLP has been appointed to the London Borough’s Legal Alliance (LBLA) Solicitors Framework after a competitive tender process.
The firm was appointed to Lot 2: Full Range of Legal Services, and will work alongside seven other appointed firms to advise LBLA members and local authorities in Greater London and South-East England.
The LBLA is a collaborative partnership of local authority legal teams in the UK, at the forefront of innovative procurement practice and efficiency strategy, working alongside panel firms to deliver the best value service to clients and local residents.
The full service panel covers:
- Litigation (including housing, employment, general civil including complex debt collection, construction).
- Commercial (including contracts, EU procurement and general procurement, PPP/PFI, education projects).
- Property (including general planning, highway agreements, landlord and tenant including housing, compulsory purchase orders, sales and leasehold, small scale development projects).
- Other miscellaneous local government work (including freedom of information law, data protection and governance, licensing, pensions and elections)
Weightmans' Local Government team currently delivers services to over 150 local authorities across the UK, as well as 12 local authority legal purchasing consortia. The firm is also recognised by legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK as one of the leading providers of legal support services to local authorities.
Partner and Head of Local Government Simon Goacher (pictured) said:
“We are delighted to secure a position on the LBLA legal panel. We are proud of our long-standing record of supporting public bodies, and celebrate the opportunity to deliver an even wider range of specialist legal support to the LBLA."
The new contract begins in November 2017 and runs for a term of three years, with the option to extend for a further year.