Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS), which has offices in Birmingham and Manchester, has been reappointed for the third time within East Midlands Lawshare (EMLS), the UK’s largest public sector legal services consortium , worth £70 million. .
Originally launched in the East Midlands in 2006 with 13 members, EMLS now has over 150 members spanning across England.
Members include local authorities, as well as universities, NHS trusts and parish councils.
This is the fourth four-year framework contract entered into by EMLS. The primary aim of the framework is to obtain the best legal services available from highly qualified specialist law firms and has seen an increase in membership in England and Wales and a corresponding increase in education levels.
ACS has extensive experience in the management of public sector works, led by its partner Matthew Gregson.
Gregson said, “We are proud to have been reappointed to the Framework and look forward to working closely with our colleagues, members and other EM LawShare law firms named on this panel.
“Our local government and public sector lawyers are renowned for their expertise in many disciplines, including planning, financial and commercial matters, regulatory advice, public procurement, pensions and use.
“ACS is a law firm driven by its unique and clear mission to improve lives, communities and society. We look forward to supporting all public sector bodies in this, ensuring they are able to deliver the best results for their local communities. »