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DEFRA hands law firm £360k contract for Environment Agency civil litigation cases

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has awarded Bevan Brittan a £360,000 contract to advise the Environment Agency on civil litigation.

Under the arrangement the law firm will provide “specialist claims handling and legal services in civil litigation and pre litigation cases for Employers' Liability and Public Liability claims, within or outside of the MOJ's Claims Portal”.

The initial contract period is 5 August 2021 to 4 August 2023 with the option to extend at the discretion of the authority by two further periods of plus one years.

The appointment followed a call off from the EM LawShare framework agreement.