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University names nine providers to £3.8m legal services panel

Nottingham Trent University has appointed seven law firms and two patent and trade mark attorneys to a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.8m over four years.

The contract was divided into the following lots:

  • Lot 1a: Property/Real Estate.
  • Lot 1b: Construction.
  • Lot 2a: Human Resources.
  • Lot 2b: Human Resources Retention (including Human Resources dispute resolution).
  • Lot 3: Dispute Resolution.
  • Lot 4: Commercial and Corporate Services.
  • Lot 5: Student Matters.
  • Lot 6: Patent Management.

The successful firms were:

  • Browne Jacobson (1a)
  • Barker Brettell (6)
  • Eversheds Sutherland (2b)
  • Freeths (1a, 1b, 2a)
  • Mills & Reeve (3, 4, 5)
  • Pinsent Masons (1b)
  • Shakespeare Martineau (2a, 3, 4, 5)
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards (1a, 1b, 2a, 4)
  • Wilson Gunn (6)

The contract started on 2 February 2022 and will run initially for two years, up to a maximum period of four years subject to satisfactory performance.

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The university said that it was critical tenderers develop “an understanding of the organisational aims, tasks and risks, the working environment and culture and requirements of NTU”.

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