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Historic England to procure £2m legal services panel of four firms

Historic England is to appoint a panel of four law firms to advise across a spectrum of legal work worth up to £2m.

The firms will be expected to advise on:

  • Planning law - with an emphasis on the law relating to the historic built environment
  • Property law - particularly all aspects of property management
  • Commercial - a wide range of contracts, licenses etc
  • Procurement and subsidy control
  • Intellectual Property -including IT, trademarks, software and data protection
  • Employment
  • Defendant Personal Injury
  • Commercial litigation
  • Contentious and non-contentious construction advice
  • Charity, including tax advice
  • Judicial Review

Historic England said: “We would hope that firms could offer advice in all or a majority of these areas. To enable us to deal satisfactorily with conflict of interest situations and to have competition between firms for appropriate large matters allowing us to offer clients a choice of lawyer we would ideally like to appoint a maximum of four firms.”

The closing date/time is 5 pm on 21 June 2021.

The contract is due to start on 1 September 2021 and run until 31 August 2024.