28 November, 2019
Forbes Solicitors has won a four-year contract to advise one of the largest groups of local authorities in the country after being named as a successful bidder for the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)'s Regional Legal Services Framework.
Established in 1976, the NEPO undertakes high-value procurement in major strategic areas of spend in conjunction with North East local authorities and a range of associate members.
Forbes had been selected to provide advice on Conveyancing, Housing, Education, Litigation, Debt Recovery, Highways and Employment.
The framework is led by Newcastle City Council and also includes Darlington Borough Council, Durham County Council, Gateshead Council, Hartlepool Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, South Tyneside Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Sunderland City Council.
Chris Booth, a Partner at Forbes, said: "We are delighted to have been selected to work with NEPO for the next four years.
"Winning this contract is a testament to the experience and expertise in our teams and to their reputation for providing an unrivalled service across a wide range of areas."