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As an Executive Agency and trading fund of The Cabinet Office, Crown Commercial Services (CCS) is responsible for driving procurement activities across the public sector and generating cost savings for the public purse.

Membership of the CCS framework for legal services is a key element of our strategy for working in the public sector, including both Central and Local Government, and the related arenas.

We are currently appointed as a legal supplier to organisations in the public sector in five categories of legal services under the current framework:

  • Lot 1 - IT Telecoms Media and eCommerce
  • Lot 3 - Employment and Pensions
  • Lot 6 - General Commercial
  • Lot 7 - General Litigation and Legal Services
  • Lot 8 - Major or Complex Projects

A large number of lawyers across our business and in all offices assist our clients in different and often complementary projects procured under the framework.

"Bond Dickinson LLP combines ‘excellent service levels’ with ‘in-depth knowledge and practical advice’ to deliver ‘extremely good value for money’."

Legal 500 UK 2015

"Excellent, one of the best firms out there for this work. They know the market and clients well, and know how to do a deal with minimum fuss."

"Outstanding performance, very efficient, timely and proactive."

Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2016

Get in touch

T:+44 (0)117 989 6863

What we do

  • Commercial contracts, including facilities management agreements
  • Construction
  • Data Protection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Education, including setting up Academies and advising on Commercial Transfer Agreements
  • Employment
  • Energy and Natural Resources, including District Heating Projects and Green Deal
  • Frameworks
  • Freedom of Information
  • Health and Safety
  • Highways
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Marks
  • IT
  • Joint Ventures and Local Authority trading companies, including shared services
  • Outsourcing, specifically in the waste and leisure sectors
  • Pensions
  • Planning, including CPO
  • PPP and PFI
  • Public and Local Government Law including Governance and Vires
  • Public procurement including challenges and Judicial Review
  • Real Estate and regeneration schemes
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • State Aid
  • Tax 

Examples of work

  • Advising the City of York Council on the construction of a new community sports stadium, community hub and leisure centre, which includes a new swimming pool (stadium facilities), the provision of leisure services at the stadium facilities and two of the Council’s existing leisure facilities. The project also involves the associated development of land adjacent to the stadium site for commercial and retail purposes by a developer
  • Acting for The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, for over 20 years and more recently for HMRC, focusing on devising the right strategy at the outset to maximise efficiencies and deliver cost savings, and we add value by facilitating joined up thinking to achieve the best outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Advising the London Borough of Lewisham on a Joint Venture with a private sector partner to co-invest in a large build-to-rent scheme. The Council was keen to find innovative ways to bring on board co-investment, development and asset management expertise in relation to this important build to rent opportunity, the site of which is owned by the Council. The structure that we have devised and tested will protect both the Council and private sector investors from future commercial and legal risk
  • Advising the Ministry of Justice on a range of projects ranging from the outsourcing of a number of its back office functions through to procurements of Court Reporting and Transcription and Translation Services. In each project, we provide strategic advice relating to the services being procured and work closely with the relevant project team in order to provide a seamless service to ensure that the client's objectives are achieved
  • Advising the Three Rivers District Council on the preparation of a Development Agreement for the South Oxley regeneration scheme, including land assembly and appropriation issues, and the preparation of case for the use of a planning-led compulsory purchase order. Our significant expertise in this area has helped support the Council through this process, and we have appeared at a number of Committee Meetings to speak to the various reports involved. Similarly our Project Management Unit have worked as a core part of the team to ensure that timetables are adhered to and variances/dependencies accommodated.