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Browne Jacobson appointed to Crown Commercial Service’s Legal Services Panel

13 December 2021

CCS supplier logoBrowne Jacobson has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Legal Services Panel on Lot 1 - General Legal Advice Services (GLAS). The national law firm has been named as one of 12 legal partners to the panel.

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

The framework was awarded in December. It is for three years but has an option to extend for a further 12 months following expiry. The appointment will see the firm advise on a wide range of areas including contracts, dispute resolution and litigation, employment, information and data protection, public procurement, real estate and public inquiries and inquests.

Peter Ware, Head of Browne Jacobson’s Government sector practice and relationship partner for CCS said: “Whilst our relationship with CCS and the Government has developed over a number of years, we are excited to have been officially appointed as one of their core legal advisors on this prestigious panel. This partnering is a strong endorsement of the firm’s depth of specialist expertise and knowledge on a wide range of public sector issues.”

“We are looking forward to working with CCS and the Government, on a broad range of issues and helping them achieve key strands of their strategy over the next four years by the delivering high quality innovative legal solutions that we are known in the market for.”

Browne Jacobson’s government sector client portfolio is made up of local authorities, housing providers, NHS bodies, central government departments and arm’s length bodies. In addition to their work with CCS, the firm are strategic panel members to the National Procurement for Wales. The team provide a full range of services to public bodies covering administrative law, governance, commercial and procurement, property, employment, health and Safety, liability litigation, inquiries and function specific advice.

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