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Legal consortium confirms new Government instruction

Innovative consortium including Howes Percival and Sharpe Pritchard appointed to Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Full Service panel

A legal consortium including Howes Percival and Sharpe Pritchard has been reappointed to the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Public Sector Legal Services Panel for four years, following a successful bid.

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

The Full Service panel covers a broad range of legal services including commercial, corporate, property and construction, IT, data protection, litigation and public procurement and can be used by the ‘wider public sector’, including health, education, local and regional government, emergency services and third sector and social housing organisations.

The new contract, which is for four years, renews the consortium’s relationship with CCS, which began in 2017.

Howes Percival partner, Michaela Henson commented, “We are absolutely delighted with this appointment and to be able to continue what has been a very successful working relationship with our consortium partners, Sharpe Pritchard. 

“To have the contract renewed for a further four years is recognition of the strength of our combined teams and the quality of the work we are able to deliver together.”

Justin Mendelle, Senior Partner at Sharpe Pritchard, added: “It is wonderful to be continuing our successful partnership with Howes Percival and we are delighted to be continuing our work on government matters through the CCS Public Sector Legal Services panel.

“The services and expertise of our teams are highly complementary, enabling us to deliver exceptional levels of service.  We are proud to have been reappointed.”

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Norwich.  It has 47 partners and 171 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2023 guide, no fewer than 10 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning; Intellectual Property.

About Crown Commercial Service (CCS):

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. To find out more about CCS, visit: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk

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