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WYLAW councils and York name 23 law firms to legal advice framework

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The West Yorkshire authorities and York City Council have appointed 23 law firms to provide legal advice under a four-year framework agreement.

The procurement exercise was led by Kirklees Council, which is one of five authorities in the WYLAW group of authorities. The other members are Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds and Wakefield.

The new framework, which went live on 24 May, comprises ten lots. The firms chosen will also provide added value services to the authorities.

Karl Larrad, Corporate Manager at Kirklees Council, ran the review along with Matthew Sorby, now a senior legal advisor at Wakefield, and the corporate procurement and finance team at Kirklees.

Larrad said: “We are very pleased to have procured what we feel sure will be high quality and value for money legal services.”

The award criteria for all lots was 75% price and 25% quality, bar the major or complex projects lot where it was 60% price and 40% quality.

The framework will be made available to other organisations in the Yorshire and Humber region, including academies and schools.
 
The lots are as follows:

Childcare

  1. A&N Care Solicitors
  2. Jones Myers
  3. JWP Solicitors
  4. Lupton Fawcett
  5. Stephensons
  6. Weightmans
  7. Wilkinson Woodward 

Adult Social Service and Community Care Law

  1. Browne Jacobson
  2. DAC Beachcroft
  3. Stephensons
  4. Weightmans

General Litigation

  1. Addleshaw Goddard
  2. Chadwick Lawrence
  3. Ford & Warren
  4. Freeth Cartwright
  5. Stephensons
  6. Swinburne Maddison
  7. Walker Morris

Routine Property

  1. Chadwick Lawrence
  2. Croftons Solicitors
  3. DAC Beachcroft
  4. Freeth Cartwright
  5. Howarth Goodman
  6. Stephensons
  7. Walker Morris
  8. Weightmans

Contracts, Commercial and IT

  1. Addleshaw Goddard
  2. Ashfords
  3. Browne Jacobson
  4. Chadwick Lawrence
  5. Freeth Cartwright
  6. Pinsent Masons
  7. Swinburne Maddison
  8. Walker Morris

Planning, CPO, Highways and Environmental

  1. Addleshaw Goddard
  2. Ashfords
  3. Browne Jacobson
  4. DAC Beachcroft
  5. Freeth Cartwright
  6. Pinsent Masons
  7. Squire Sanders
  8. Weightmans

Major or Complex Projects

  1. Addleshaw Goddard
  2. Ashfords
  3. Bevan Brittan
  4. Browne Jacobson
  5. DAC Beachcroft
  6. Sharpe Pritchard
  7. Walker Morris
  8. Weightmans

Local Government Law and Corporate Governance

  1. Bevan Brittan
  2. Browne Jacobson
  3. DAC Beachcroft
  4. Eversheds
  5. Freeth Cartwright
  6. Pinsent Masons
  7. Walker Morris
  8. Weightmans

Employment Law and Pensions

  1. Ashfords
  2. Browne Jacobson
  3. DAC Beachcroft
  4. Ford & Warren
  5. Stephensons
  6. Walker Morris
  7. Weightmans

Public Health

  1. DAC Beachcroft
  2. Walker Morris
  3. Weightmans