Stephensons reappointed to multi-authority framework

Stephensons reappointed to multi-authority framework

Stephensons has been reappointed to provide legal service to a local authority framework which includes several councils across Yorkshire.

The firm will provide legal support and guidance in five key areas for Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Kirklees Borough Council and Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Calderdale Borough Council and Wakefield Council – collectively known as the ‘WYLAW Group’ - for the next three years, with an option for a one year extension.

Services provided will include childcare law, adult social services and community care, general litigation, routine property and employment and pensions.

Stephensons is one of only seven firms to be appointed to five or more lots having provided legal services to the framework since 2013.

David Baybut, Partner at Stephensons, said: “We are very pleased to once again be appointed to the framework and to continue providing high quality legal services to the local authorities.

“Our local government work – including the WYLAW Framework – is of real importance to the firm as we continue to grow our already considerable presence in this area. Stephensons’ experience in local authority law is present throughout the firm, as is reflected in our appointment to multiple lots.”

Stephensons is a national, Top 150 law firm with more than 450 staff across the country. As well as providing services to government organisations, the firm also assists businesses and individuals as part of its ‘full service’ model.

Article first published on 24housing, 19th July 2017.