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Weightmans selected to provide legal services to Transport for Greater Manchester

Weightmans was the highest scoring tenderer for legal services

National law firm Weightmans has been appointed to provide legal services to Transport for Greater Manchester through its new Professional Services Framework.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the transport delivery arm for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, responsible for services such as the Manchester Metrolink, which is the second largest local transport network in the UK after the London Underground.

Weightmans was the highest scoring tenderer selected for the panel in the legal services lot, offering legal consultancy to the organisation and the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester. This will include advising on infrastructure and regeneration projects, major transport service schemes, environmental initiatives and innovation projects to advance wider connectivity and accessibility.

The framework runs until March 2025 and replaces TfGM’s previous TPS framework, which came to an end in March 2021.

Steve Johns, infrastructure specialist and Partner at Weightmans said:

“We are delighted to have not only been successful in our appointment to the TfGM panel but to be the highest scoring tenderer for the legal services lot in such a competitive process.
“Greater Manchester has not been immune from the impact of Covid-19, and transport will play an integral part in both the recovery of the economy and the region as our communities adapt to the new normal. TfGM is a forward thinking and fast paced organisation already planning for the future, and we look forward to helping them tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.”

 

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