By Robert Breedon
Gowling WLG has been appointed to the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services agreement (RM3788) to provide a full range of legal services to public bodies in England and Wales.
The new framework covers a broad range of legal services including contracts, corporate, data protection, employment, health, infrastructure, IP, litigation and real estate and is available to a wide range of public bodies, including local and regional authorities, housing associations and NHS bodies.
The anticipated value of the new framework is £130 million and the duration of the panel agreement is for three years, with the option to extend for one period of 12 months.
Gowling WLG’s in-depth expertise and capacity to deliver comprehensive specialist legal services to public sector bodies led to the firm being chosen as one of 18 firms on the panel.
The appointment – under Lot 2a – Full Service in England and Wales – follows on from the success of Gowling WLG being appointed in February 2017 as one of 12 Tier 1 firms on the CCS General Legal Services Framework (RM3786) panel providing legal services to Central Government bodies.
Robert Breedon, partner at Gowling WLG, said: “We are very proud to have been appointed to CCS’s Wider Public Sector panel. Earning a place on a further CCS framework enables the firm to build our extremely strong track record of delivering high quality legal services to Government bodies, the NHS and the wider public sector, generating new opportunities across multiple specialisms.”