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Judge & Priestley appointed to Southwark Council's new legal panel
Judge & Priestley is proud to be one of the law firms selected by the London Borough of Southwark for its new legal services panel.
The solicitors’ framework is a four-year agreement to supply specialist legal advice and support to the London Borough of Southwark.
The framework is split into several specialist areas and Judge & Priestley has been appointed to assist in three of these namely; Housing, General Litigation and Debt Recovery.
Mark Oakley, litigation partner, at Judge & Priestley commented:
“We are very pleased with the outcome of the tender and our appointment to the framework in three areas. The result highlights our growing reputation for quality, value, and the flexibility of legal solutions we provide to our expanding list of public sector clients.
We look forward to working with London Borough of Southwark’s legal team to assist them in the delivery of high quality and excellent value legal services to the borough, along with other framework bodies and partners”.
Doreen Forrester-Brown, Director of Law & Democracy and Monitoring Officer at Southwark, said:
“The new framework will support Southwark to deliver its fairer future promises of achieving value for money, through the maintenance of competitive fixed rates and quality assured legal services. The framework is required to support the in-house team where increased capacity is required or where the expertise is not available in-house."
“In addition to providing added value to the Council’s legal team and other departments, the new framework will also generate considerable soft benefits for the local community in Southwark which include but is not limited to presentations at schools, mentoring for Southwark young people, work experience and placements, widening access sessions for the local community to provide information about how to pursue a career in law, the provision of pro bono advice and legal surgeries to local community groups, support for community groups and local based charities and sessions of professional skills support for new business start-ups.”
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