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West Yorkshire councils name 17 chambers to £5-12m legal advice panels

The WYLAW group of local authorities in West Yorkshire has named 17 chambers to barristers panels worth an estimated £5-12m over four years.

The procurement was run by the City of Wakefield Council, also purchasing on behalf of Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds and City of York Councils as well as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Wakefield received 21 offers for the following seven lots:

1. Human resources/employment law;

2. Housing law;

3. Childcare law;

4. Adult Social Services and Community Care law;

5. Property, Planning and Highways law;

6. Civil Litigation;

7. Public Law and Corporate Governance.

The contracts were awarded on the basis the most economically advantageous tender in terms of price/quality.

A price/quality percentage ratio of 65% price and 35% quality was applied in respect of Lot 7 and a price/quality percentage ratio of 80% price and 20% quality was applied in respect of Lots 1-6 inclusive.

The successful sets were:

  • Broadway House Chambers: Lots 1, 2, 3, 6.
  • 37 Park Square Chambers: Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • 9 St John Street: Lots 1, 2, 3.
  • Dere Street Barristers: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Exchange Chambers: Lots 1, 2, 5, 6.
  • No 5 Chambers: Lots 1, 5.
  • Park Lane Plowden: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
  • St Johns Buildings: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
  • 42 Bedford Row Chambers: Lot 2.
  • Zenith Chambers: Lots 2, 3, 4, 6.
  • Park Square Barristers: Lots 3, 4.
  • 11KBW: Lots 4, 5, 7.
  • 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square: Lots 4, 5, 7.
  • Five Paper: Lot 5.
  • Francis Taylor Building: Lot 5.
  • Oriel Chambers: Lot 6.
  • 39 Essex Chambers: Lot 7.

The framework period started on 31 August 2015. It has been put in place for an initial term of three years with the option to extend beyond that initial terms for up to an additional one year. The extension will be at the discretion of Wakefield Council.

In June 2013 the group appointed 23 law firms to a legal advice framework.

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