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News Local Government 30th Sep 2022

Freeths has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Public Sector Legal Services Panel

National leading law firm Freeths has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Public Sector Legal Services RM6240 framework, for all Lots for which we applied:

  • Lot 1 (a) Full Service Provision (England and Wales)
  • Lot 2 (a) General Service Provision (England and Wales)
  • Lot 3 Transport Rail Services

Crown Commercial Services supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

With 12 offices throughout the UK, Freeths is well placed to provide a national, quality service delivered by local specialists experienced in advising the public and transport sectors. Many of the cross-disciplinary team have worked in-house or held non-executive positions in local authorities, NHS trusts and educational institutions.

This appointment means Freeths can advise clients on their important projects. For local authorities this may include repurposing town centres to respond to rapidly evolving consumer-shopping trends, implementing new fibre networks to assist communities and businesses and introducing sustainable green technology innovations such as on-street car charging points and hydrogen powered buses as well as day-to-day advice on business as usual requirements.

Commenting on the appointment, Nathan Holden, Partner and Head of Local Government at Freeths, said: “Our appointment to this CCS framework, alongside our other panel appointments, demonstrates our commitment to the sector and a recognition of our sector knowledge and expertise. This has been honed and developed over the last 20 years, as Freeths has grown, to the point where we are now one of the leading providers of legal services to the public sector. This success is no accident, it has been built on, and continues to be delivered, by a team of that really knows and understands the public sector and their legal and advisory needs spread across a network of offices nationwide”.

Tom Johnson, Head of Rail at Freeths, added: “Our highly experienced rail team looks forward to building on its extensive experience of advising government transport bodies and local authorities on a range of rail-related matters, drawing on our team’s many years of experience advising on, for example. rolling stock procurement, financing, leasing and maintenance transactions, rail regulatory matters, planning authorisations and real estate matters in the rail sector, franchising and concessions and projects and infrastructure transactions. We particularly look forward to working in partnership with the devolved transport authorities as the recommendations of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail are implemented.”

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

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