Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been reappointed to the legal panel for the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC).

LUPC is a not-for-profit organisation providing legal services to universities, further education colleges and cultural and charitable institutions across England and Wales. LUPC's aim is to maximise value for money for its members in the procurement of goods and services, in a way that benefits society and the economy, whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

The LUPC-led purchasing consortium is made up of:

  • LUPC
  • North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
  • Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales
  • North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium
  • Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium.

WBD was appointed to provide 'one-stop-shop' expertise covering the full range of legal services.

Kevin Robertson, partner and Head of Education at WBD, commented:

"We are delighted to have been re-appointed to LUPC's panel on the back of our nationally recognised expertise advising the education and charity sectors. We look forward to continuing our work with the consortia delivering first rate and innovative legal solutions to members across the UK."

WBD has extensive experience in the education sector working with education providers and suppliers, including universities, FE colleges, independent schools, academies and free schools. The firm also advises central and local government bodies on education matters as well as private sector suppliers to the sector.