TLT reappointed to Crown Commercial Service’s Legal Services Panel

Bill Hull

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TLT has retained its position on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS’s) Legal Services Panel, following a major review by the UK government.

CCS supports 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.

TLT will continue to deliver a full range of services to the Government Legal Department (GLD), providing expertise, additional capacity and specialism and enabling the team to deliver a high quality of service to its stakeholders.

TLT demonstrated its capability across more than 30 specialisms as well as technology and matter management systems, its ability to co-partner with the GLD and its extensive knowledge and experience of working with a range of stakeholders to deliver significant and complex projects.

The presentation team was led by Bill Hull, partner and co-head of government & public sector, with partners Kuldip Dhanoya and Gareth Oldale and legal director Nathalia Perera, supported by Caroline Ramsay, Emily Holdsworth, Clare Welch and Duncan Moss.

Bill says: “We are delighted to have been re-appointed to this prestigious legal panel. Working with government lawyers over the last four years, and particularly in response to the Covid-19 challenges they have faced, has been an incredible experience. It is great to have the opportunity to continue to support the core legal teams with expertise, additional capacity and our specialism and also to co-partner to find best in practice ways of working.”

In the last year, TLT was appointed to the UK government’s post-Brexit trade law panel and instructed to advise on three critical trade negotiations; re-appointed to the National Legal Services Framework in an expanded role; and appointed to Sport England’s new sports and arts legal services panel.

TLT’s recent significant hires include:

  • Zaqia Rashid, former head of public inquiries, reviews and litigation at the GLD, who joined as a partner to set up and run TLT’s new public inquiries team;
  • Heidi Parker, senior procurement consultant and part of TLT’s growing near-legal services offering, working with TLT’s lawyers to provide clients with an enhanced service; and
  • Paul Evans, former strategic adviser at the Metropolitan Police, who heads up TLT’s commercial consulting team, offering clients dedicated commercial advice on major procurements and commercial management of goods, IT and services.

TLT was awarded Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2021.

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