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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Kirklees Council has announced the results of a panel review that will support five West Yorkshire councils, appointing 23 firms including Weightmans, DAC Beachcroft and Freeth Cartwright to 10 sub-panels.
The firms will advise Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils for up to four years. The five authorities signed up to the ‘WYLAW’ agreement in 2011 (10 August 2011) to create a joint legal services framework with the aim of saving about £1.6m a year.
The new framework went live on 24 May and is broken down into 10 lots - childcare law, adult social service and community care law, general litigation, routine property, contracts commercial and IT, planning and environmental, major or complex projects, local government law and corporate governance, employment law and pensions, and public health.
The review was carried out by Kirklees’ corporate manager Karl Larrad.