One of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK has named five law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £10m.
Riverside Group, which has almost 56,000 homes in management and operates across more than 160 local authorities, divided the framework into the following lots:
- Corporate, Finance & Treasury.
- Housing Management.
- Property & Development.
The successful firms were:
- Anthony Collins Solicitors (lots 1, 2, 3)
- Capsticks (2)
- Devonshires (1, 3)
- DWF (3)
- Penningtons Manches Cooper (1, 3)
The framework agreement is for an initial term of two years with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months up to a maximum of four years.
The procurement was carried out to replace Riverside’s current framework for external expertise to facilitate existing in-house legal provision “during periods of peak business demands and niche requirements”.
The contract is to cover requirements for England and excludes Scotland.