International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to Kent Commercial Services (KCS), a Commercial Services Group wholly owned by Kent County Council.
Following a competitive tender process, Trowers has been appointed to the Council's newly created national, user friendly, time and cost effective framework agreement for the supply of legal services.
The framework agreement covers the provision and ability to provide an unlimited full range of legal services and is open for use by all local authorities and public sector organisations, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.
The Framework comes into force with effect from 1 August and will run for a term of four years. Partners Paul McDermott and Michael Green led the firm's team on its proposal.
Paul McDermott said:
"We are delighted to have been appointed to the KCS Commercial Services panel, which offers a flexible framework to access legal services."
Tarryn Kerr, KCS Procurement Services Director has said:
"We are committed to creating frameworks that support the public sector, and our Legal Services framework is the next of many to do just that. Our team have worked meticulously to ensure the framework provides the full range of services required within all public sector verticals. We are pleased that Trowers has become one of our new framework partners and we look forward to a successful relationship, where we all ensure our customers are provided exceptional service and best value."