Following a highly competitive bid and tender process, DWF was appointed to Lot 1 full service provision which incorporates the following areas: property and land, public procurement, contracts and general commercial, public law, employment, dispute resolution, construction and finally major projects over the four year framework. Before being appointed to the framework, DWF was instructed by Centro, the company responsible for the delivery of public transport in the West Midlands, to help with the highly complex procurement of the Solihull tram extension project.
Toby Askin, partner and national head of real estate group at DWF, comments: “We are excited and extremely proud to have won a place on the legal panel for West Midlands Combined Authority, a strategically important West Midlands organisation that is supporting positive change and who are committed to investing in the local people and businesses. We have a Birmingham-led team of legal experts whose knowledge and experience combined will offer the authority the best possible legal support allowing them to meet their vision, values and objectives.”
West Midlands Combined Authority is made up of 17 local authorities and three Local Enterprise Partnerships who work together to create jobs, enhance skills, develop prosperity and drive economic growth in the West Midlands. Individual councils are still responsible for their own decision making, however WMCA provides a new way for the local authorities to work together on key strategic decisions including economic growth, skills, jobs and transport, that cross geographic council boundaries.
DWF is a full service commercial law firm and one of the UK’s largest legal businesses. DWF has been recognised by the Financial Times for innovative client service and has launched an integrated suite of new service delivery models enabling clients to flex their resourcing approach to suit their business’ needs.