Gowling WLG has been reappointed as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Legal Services Panel, the General Legal Advice Services (GLAS), which will reportedly be worth up to £330m.
The appointment will see Gowling provide specialist legal services to CCS’s central government bodies. The full-service three-year appointment sees the firm named as one of 12 suppliers on Lot 1 of the framework, with the option to extend.
The new framework replaces the existing panel and is effective from December 2021. Under the new framework, CCS has established a panel of full service commercial law firms to provide central government bodies with support for “significant” projects, disputes and initiatives, and general advice within specialist sectors.
All firms are required to cover mandatory specialisms, including contracts, dispute resolution and litigation, employment law, information law and data protection law, public procurement law, real estate and real estate finance.
Gowling said the CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS reportedly helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn.
Michael Luckman, partner and head of the Government sector team at Gowling WLG, said: “We are extremely proud to have been re-appointed to CCS’s Legal Services Panel.”
“Earning a place on the framework builds our strong track record of delivering high quality legal services to the central government and the wider public sector. We look forward to supporting government bodies with legal support over the next few years.”