Morton Fraser wins legal appointment
Morton Fraser has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Public Sector Legal Services framework, following a competitive tender process.
While the legal firm was appointed to the previous CCS Framework in 2018, this new framework puts a stronger emphasis on social value, aligning strongly with the firm’s own culture.
Through the framework, the firm will collaborate with clients on objectives such as tackling inequality and improving diversity, making gender balance improvements, and supporting improvements for under-represented groups.
Jenny Dickson, chair and head of the public sector team at Morton Fraser, said: “From continued pandemic recovery to rising inflation and the cost of living crisis, the pressure being faced by the public sector has potentially never been greater.
!In this current climate, making progress towards improving diversity, inclusion and equality is particularly important, and our team is proud to have the opportunity to work with the public sector organisations on the framework at such a pivotal time.”
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
Morton Fraser has been appointed to the following lots on the Framework:
- Lot 1b – Full Service Provision – Scotland
- Lot 2b – General Service Provision – Scotland
Ms Dickson added: “The CCS framework allows public sector organisations to access a host of suppliers, including Morton Fraser, in a secure and user-friendly way. We’re looking forward to working with clients to achieve the objectives of the new framework to extend, increase and improve the provision of legal services to public sector organisations across the whole of the UK.”