Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is proud to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) new Public Sector Legal Services framework.

WBD has been appointed for two lots under the framework, which includes Lot 1a Full Service Provision (England & Wales) and Lot 2a General Service Provision (England & Wales).

The CCS Public Sector Legal Service panel covers a broad range of legal services including commercial, corporate, non-complex finance and investment, property and construction, IT, data protection, employment, litigation and public procurement.

The four-year contract will enable the firm to deliver services to clients across the public sector in England and Wales, including health, education, local and regional government, emergency services and third sector and social housing organisations.

Having been appointed to its predecessor CCS framework, the firm is highly experienced in supporting an extensive range of public sector clients.

Kevin Robertson, Partner lead for this CCS framework at Womble Bond Dickinson, said:

"We are delighted to have once again been appointed by the CSS to this prestigious panel. This not only strengthens our ongoing relationship with CCS, but places us in a stronger position to extend our public sector work.

"It has been a firm-wide effort to secure this appointment and is testament to a lot of hard work across many of our teams and offices as well as a demonstration of our significant expertise in the public sector. We look forward to continuing our work with established public sector clients as well as the opportunity to develop our relationship with new bodies."

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.

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise from across seven offices in the UK, including London and 23 offices in the US. The firm has a wealth of experience in the public sector and advises many UK Government Departments and Agencies providing a full range of legal expertise across a range of disciplines.