Historic England is to appoint a panel of four law firms to advise across a spectrum of legal work worth up to £2m.
The firms will be expected to advise on:
- Planning law - with an emphasis on the law relating to the historic built environment
- Property law - particularly all aspects of property management
- Commercial - a wide range of contracts, licenses etc
- Procurement and subsidy control
- Intellectual Property -including IT, trademarks, software and data protection
- Defendant Personal Injury
- Commercial litigation
- Contentious and non-contentious construction advice
- Charity, including tax advice
- Judicial Review
Historic England said: “We would hope that firms could offer advice in all or a majority of these areas. To enable us to deal satisfactorily with conflict of interest situations and to have competition between firms for appropriate large matters allowing us to offer clients a choice of lawyer we would ideally like to appoint a maximum of four firms.”
The closing date/time is 5 pm on 21 June 2021.
The contract is due to start on 1 September 2021 and run until 31 August 2024.