The national law firm, Stephensons, has been appointed to the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) legal panel for a total of six legal service specialisms.
Following the invitation to tender for NEPO’s £60million multiple lot procurement framework, Stephensons has been appointed in the following areas: conveyancing, housing, family, litigation, employment and prosecution. The appointment will last for 48 months.
Participating local authorities include Newcastle, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside and Stockton.
David Baybut, relationship manager, local authorities and head of real estate at Stephensons said: “We are extremely pleased to have been appointed to the NEPO framework and for our experience to be recognised across such a wide range of legal services. Stephensons has advised on a variety of matters across the public sector, spanning much of the North of England, for many years and we look forward to working closely with the member authorities in the coming months.”