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Transport authorities name eight firms to legal services framework

Metro, the transport executive for West Yorkshire, has appointed eight law firms to a legal services framework.

The framework, which was also procured on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester, has two lots.

Lot 1 covers “specialist public law and parliamentary agency services including in connection with the making of orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992, together with planning, compulsory purchase and related advice and services including in connection with parliamentary proceedings”.

Lot 2 meanwhile sought “proposals from ‘full service law firms’ with the range of skills and experience required to meet the general commercial and public sector legal requirements”.

Service providers in this lot were expected to have the capacity “to support delivery of major projects, high value procurement and other areas of work of strategic importance which require specific expertise and/or capacity”.

The following firms were appointed to lots 1 and 2:

  • Bircham Dyson Bell;
  • DAC Beachcroft;
  • DLA Piper;
  • Eversheds;
  • Pannone;
  • Winckworth Sherwood.

The following firms were appointed to lot 2:

  • Addleshaw Goddard;
  • DWF.

The successful firms will be providing ‘value added’ propositions such as training, facilities, accessibility, staff development and access to research resources.