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Group of Scottish local authorities name seven firms to £12m legal services framework

A consortium of Scottish local authorities has appointed seven law firms to a legal services framework worth £12m.

The procurement was led by the City of Edinburgh Council. The other participating authorities were: East Lothian Council; Midlothian Council; Stirling Council; and West Lothian Council. The framework may also be used by any local authority within Scotland.

The framework was divided into the following lots:

  1. Commercial.
  2. Property and Planning.
  3. Litigation.
  4. Employment.
  5. Major projects.
  6. Debt recovery.

The successful firms were:

  • Anderson Strathern (Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
  • Brodies (1, 2, 4).
  • Clyde & Co (4).
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (5).
  • Harper MacLeod (1, 2, 3, 4).
  • Morton Fraser (1, 2, 3).
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn (1, 5).

The contract was awarded on the basis of quality (weighting: 60) and price (weighting: 40).