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6 September 2022 | Firm News | Article by Ioan Prydderch

Hugh James wins place on major public sector framework

We are proud to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service’s new Public Sector Legal Services framework.

The four-year contract will enable us to deliver services to clients across the whole of the public sector in England and Wales, including to health and education providers, local and regional government, emergency services, and third sector and social housing organisations.

Via the framework, clients can call off support from Hugh James in relation to specialisms including property and construction, social housing, child law, education, planning and environment, licensing, litigation/dispute resolution, intellectual property, pensions and employment.

Having been on a previous CCS framework, and as a supplier to the Welsh public sector via its place on the Welsh Government Commercial Delivery framework (formerly called the National Procurement Service framework), the firm is highly experienced in supporting an extensive range of public sector clients.

The firm has also been awarded a sought-after place on a separate lot, under the CCS framework, to deliver specialist legal services to the rail sector. The work will be delivered by Hugh James’ dedicated Rail team, led by Partner Aled Walters.

Ioan Prydderch, Partner and Head of Public Sector, at Hugh James, said:

“We are delighted with this appointment, which is testament to the breadth, depth and quality of support that we can provide to the public, third and social housing sectors in England and Wales. The public sector has been a key focus for the firm for many years and we are pleased that an even greater number of public sector clients will now be able to access our expertise via our place on the framework.”

Author bio

Ioan Prydderch


Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division, which comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations.  Ioan is also Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.

Ioan’s role involves advising the firm’s key clients on some of the most significant construction projects and disputes in Wales and the wider UK.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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