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Geldards Awarded Partner Status on North West Legal Consortium Framework


The North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) of local authorities and other public bodies have appointed Geldards’ leading public sector practice to its panel in a recent procurement exercise.

In addition to providing expert legal advice on three of the five lots (lot 1 – Civil Litigation, Prosecutions and Regulatory advice;  lot 3 – Corporate Governance, Ethical Standards and Information Law;  and lot 4 – Projects, Procurement and Commercial),  Geldards are one of four panel firms to have been awarded partner status on the framework.

With a wealth of knowledge and history advising a number of local authorities in the region, Partner, Tiffany Cloynes will lead Geldards’ public sector team under the NWLC.

Tiffany Cloynes commented:

“We are delighted to be appointed to the NWLC panel. It has been fantastic news to hear we are one of the four law firms to be awarded partner status on the framework. We are keen to grow our existing relationships in the region and this appointment is a true reflection of the firm's public sector expertise.

“We are very excited to work with members and partners of the consortium in the future and look forward to supporting the region.”

The other firms awarded partner status include DAC Beachcroft, Weightmans and Hill Dickinson.

The partner firms appointed on the NWLC’s £10m legal panel, positions them to work closely with 44 member bodies including local authorities, offices of police and crime commissioners, Merseytravel and the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority. The consortium has indicated there is room for legal work to extend during the course of the contract to other related organisations including NHS bodies, local emergency services and educational providers.