Cheshire East Council

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Major NW social landlord names 10 firms to £5m legal services framework

The largest affordable housing provider in the North West of England, Torus, has appointed ten law firms to a four-year legal services framework.

The framework was divided into the following lots:

  1. Development and Specialist Property Transactions (estimated value pa: £440,000).
  2. Sales and Routine Property Transactions (£250,000).
  3. Corporate and finance (£250,000).
  4. Employment and HR (£86,000).
  5. Housing management (£280,000).

The successful firms were:

  • Bevan Brittan (Lots 1, 2, 3)
  • Brabners (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Capsticks (1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Forbes (1, 2)
  • Freeths (1)
  • Shakespeare Martineau (5)
  • Stephensons (2)
  • Trowers & Hamlins (2)
  • Ward Hadaway (1)
  • Weightmans (4)

The contract notice issued in January 2021 said the framework was worth an estimated £5m and would run until 31 May 2025.

Torus describes itself as “simultaneously a landlord, property developer, commercial contractor and social entrepreneur”. It manages 40,000 homes.

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