Trowers appointed by UK's largest public sector legal services consortium
Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to the EM LawShare Framework - a consortium of public bodies, whose primary purpose is to procure legal services from specialist firms operating in the sector.
Trowers & Hamlins is one of just ten firms to have been appointed to the £70m EM LawShare Framework Agreement, which will run for four years from 1 April 2022. The framework covers legal services including civil litigation, procurement, contract, commercial law, property, education, employment, housing, planning and adult services.
Originally based in the East Midlands, EMLS now has a national footprint with more than 230 members of the consortium - an increase of more than 90 since the commencement of the most recent four-year contract in 2018.
EM Lawshare coordinator Stuart Leslie said:
"We are very pleased to welcome a firm of Trowers & Hamlins standing onto the framework".
Amardeep Gill, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, commented:
"We are delighted to have been appointed to the dynamic and expanding EM LawShare Framework and we look forward to providing members with specialist legal advice to deliver their key objectives. The framework seeks for its partner law firms to add meaningful value to the sector through coaching, development support and training which aligns with our approach to the sector.
Our market-leading team is advising on some of the most innovative projects in the public sector as it undergoes further change and challenge from a range of factors. We look forward to supporting EM LawShare Framework members, a number of whom are existing clients, with high quality, timely commercial advice and support."
Trowers & Hamlins has over 250 specialist public sector expert lawyers and is ranked number 1 in both Chambers and Legal 500 for its stellar public sector expertise. The firm has undertaken significant expansion in its sector expertise over the last 12 months as it continues to provide cost-effective, responsive support to public bodies across the UK.