October 10, 2019 @ 16:14 by Alison Cowie
Muckle LLP has been appointed to the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) for eight legal service specialisms.
Following the invitation to tender for NEPO’s £60 million multiple lot procurement framework, Muckle has been appointed for the following specialist legal services: conveyancing, housing, education, litigation, insolvency, debt recovery, highways and employment.
Participating local authorities include Newcastle, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, South Tyneside and Stockton.
The public sector panel appointment comes less than a year after Muckle was appointed to the £320million UK-wide legal services panel for the public sector, by the Crown Commercial Services (CCS).
Muckle managing partner Jason Wainwright said: “We are delighted to be appointed to the NEPO framework for such a broad range of specialist legal services, which illustrates the extent of expertise we offer the region.
“The public sector is a crucial part of the North East economy and we’re proud to support more and more organisations in this area, building better relationships and developing our reputation within the region and beyond.”
Muckle already supports the broader public sector, including advising Newcastle University on several landmark developments such as Newcastle Helix, and acting for NCG, one of the UK’s largest college groups, as well as many of the region’s biggest social housing providers, including Home Group.
Muckle also holds a place on the national Higher Education Procurement Consortia for universities across England and Wales, featuring on three lots, including the ‘one stop shop’ legal services panel.