"Kennedy Cater has worked closely with the four Councils in Rotherham to provide an extremely helpful proposal for the development of shared service arrangements for legal services across South Yorkshire. This required them to have a full understanding of the issues, and the sensitivities, involved in developing these arrangements, and a pragmatic approach when formulating their proposal. Kennedy Cater demonstrated this understanding, and helped to progress our thinking in a very constructive way. We can now look to press ahead with the implementation of new service delivery arrangements that will drive down costs and improve the quality and resilience of service delivery."
Andrew Bedford, Strategic Director of Resources, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Welcome to Merlin Housing Society who has recently joined the Housing Associations' Legal Alliance (HALA) as the ninth Member.
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The Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) – a consortium of registered providers set up to drive down solicitors’ fees and share best practice – has added three new members.
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LBLA names successful barristers chambers for £63m legal services framework
The London Boroughs' Legal Alliance has appointed 31 sets of chambers to a legal services framework worth an estimated £63m.
Senior consultant James McLeod said: "We are thrilled to have been involved in such a challenging project, accommodating the needs of ten authorities and delivering the project within seven months. We are very happy with the high calibre of the chambers on the panel and the cost savings achieved for the LBLA members."
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