Eversheds wins nationwide adviser role on legal services framework

Eversheds is the only firm to have won the national and all 13 regional positions on the Salford-based Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s (CPC) legal services framework.

Bond Dickinson and Michelmores were also successful in being appointed to the national lot.

The rest of the regional lots were split between: Anderson Strathern, Bates Wells and Braithwaite, Bevan Brittan, Birketts, Bond Dickinson, Burnetts, Capital Law, Carson Mcdowell, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, DAC Beachcroft, DWF, Foot Ansty, Freeth Cartwright, Geldards, Jones Cassidy Jones, King & Gowdy, Muckle, Paris Smith, Rollitts and Veal Wasborough Vizards.

The roster is set to run for a three-year initial term with the option to extend for 12 months and is due to launch formally next week.

The consortium consists of 2,526 members across the UK including further education institutions, schools and museums.

CPC’s first legal services framework, which launched in 2009 to serve its education members, expired 31 December 2013.

The new framework contracts are managed by public procurement agency Dukefield Limited on behalf of CPC, which means there is potential for providers to reach a broader range of clients.

Eversheds was appointed to the original panel, while Weightmans secured contracts to advise colleges across the Midlands and North West on issues including employment law and contracts (16 February 2009).