09 December 2021

Burges Salmon has announced today that it has been appointed to Lot 1 (General Legal Advice and Services) of Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Legal Services Panel (RM6179).

This continues the firm's historic success on being appointed to central government panels. Burges Salmon joins 11 other Lot 1 suppliers. Burges Salmon has been advising central government for over 25 years.

Lot 1 firms will be able to bid to work with all UK central government ministerial and non-ministerial departments (excluding regulators), their executive agencies and the successors of these bodies through Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Legal Services Panel.

This Panel is chosen for supporting the public sector with legal advice for central government, covering the 23 most commonly required areas of law, including major projects, procurement, litigation, real estate and other advisory services.

The tender process involved a significant team comprising lawyers and business services individuals from across the firm. The team was led by our Head of Public Sector, John Houlden, along with Keith Beattie, Laura Wisdom, Matthew Ramus, Jennifer Liddicoat, Chris Chesterman, Chris Jackson and Richard Binns.

John Houlden says: "We are delighted with this appointment. It demonstrates our strong public sector credentials established over a number of years and across a broad range of sectors. We look forward to continuing to work with colleagues at the Government Legal Department, alongside our existing Central Government clients such as the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Justice, amongst others."

Crown Commercial Service is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

To find out more about CCS, visit: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk or follow on Twitter: @gov_procurement or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/2827044

Key contact

John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and Subsidy Control
  • Projects

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