The appointment relates to planning (lot 6) and licensing (lot 11).
The existing Barristers Framework expires on 31 December 2023, after which the new framework will run for three years to 31 December 2026 with an option to extend for a further 12 months to 31 December 2027. In addition to securing highly competitive pricing, the framework will also give the LBLA members access to an extensive range of social value benefits in support of their resident and community initiatives.
Paul Coveney, Senior Clerk at FTB said, “I am thrilled that chambers has again been appointed to the framework. It is an excellent resource for the 27 member authorities and chambers very much looks forward to continuing to provide the highest level of legal services to its members.”
Tim Morel of Consultancy Kennedy Cater who helped manage the tender process notes, “This is a hugely positive outcome for the increasing number of London local authorities who are now members of the LBLA. It is gratifying that this framework will ensure that their often complex, legal needs will continue to be supported by some of the country’s best legal minds at such competitive prices.”
27 of the 32 London authorities are LBLA members: the London Boroughs of Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the City of London Corporation, Westminster City Council, and the London Fire Commissioner and Slough Borough Council.
The LBLA framework is managed by Kennedy Cater.