Historic England chooses four law firms for £2m legal services panel

Historic England has named four law firms to a £2m contract for advice on a broad spectrum of legal work.

The successful firms were:

  • Bevan Brittan
  • Burges Salmon
  • Trowers & Hamlins
  • Womble Bond Dickinson

The four firms will advise particularly on:

  • Planning law – with an emphasis on the law relating to the historic built environment
  • Property law – particularly all aspects of property management
  • Commercial – a wide range of contracts, licenses etc
  • Procurement and subsidy control
  • Intellectual Property –including IT, trademarks, software and data protection
  • Employment
  • Defendant Personal Injury
  • Commercial litigation
  • Contentious and non-contentious construction advice
  • Charity, including tax advice
  • Judicial Review

Historic England said it had appointed four firms “to enable us to deal satisfactorily with conflict of interest situations and to have competition between firms for appropriate large matters allowing us to offer clients a choice of lawyer”.

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Fourteen tenders were received.

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