Bevan Brittan wins expanded role on West Yorkshire Legal Framework

Bevan Brittan has joined Ward Hadaway and won a greatly expanded role on the West Yorkshire Legal Framework (WYLAW) just two years since establishing a base in Leeds.

The WYLAW is a legal mandate from six Yorkshire councils – Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford, Calderdale, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and York – and Bevan Brittan will also have the potential to work for a wider range of clients who access the framework, including the fire authorities, police, schools and colleges.

Bevan Brittan has won a place on nine out of ten lots on the framework, which runs for four years. Under the previous contract, the firm was on two lots.

Bevan Brittan will be offering advice on the following:

– Childcare Law

– Adult Social Service and Community law

– General Litigation

– Contracts, Commercial and IT

– Highways and Environment

– Major or Complex Procurements

– Local Government Law and Corporate Governance

– Employment Law and Pensions

– Public Health

Judith Barnes, local government partner at Bevan Brittan, the lead partner on the contract, said: “We are delighted to have retained a place on the West Yorkshire Legal Framework, and to have significantly expanded the number of areas we will potentially be advising on. In this time of great change, there are many challenges as well as opportunities facing local government and public bodies.

“Obtaining sound legal advice is essential. We look forward to working closely with bodies across the region.”