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Firm re-appointed under framework

Morton Fraser wins Holyrood property deal

Maggie MoodieThe Scottish Government has re-appointed top ten law firm Morton Fraser to provide its general property law services.

The contract award is Morton Fraser’s second this year from the Scottish Government’s expanded Legal Services Framework, following its appointment to provide debt recovery services.

The new contract, worth £150,000-£200,000 per annum, will see Morton Fraser’s public sector team provide a range of general property law services for the next two years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two.

Morton Fraser’s public sector team, one of the largest in Scotland with over 80 specialists and more than 100 clients, has provided the Scottish Government with property advice for over a decade.

Amy Entwistle, public sector property partner, said: “For the Scottish Government to place its trust in us again following a competitive tender process is a great achievement for our team.

“With recent and up-coming changes, such as Land Reform and Community Empowerment legislation and the devolution of the Crown Estate, it is an interesting time to be working with Scottish Ministers and we look forward to embracing the challenge.”

Scottish and UK Ministers require a wide range of property law services connected to land acquisition, management and disposal of interests in land and property, having a unique and diverse range of property interests. Morton Fraser’s public sector team will provide these services following this contract win.

Maggie Moodie, partner and public sector lead at Morton Fraser, added: “The relationship we have with the Scottish Government is hugely important to us.

“We are thrilled to continue working with them on two new contracts from the expanded Legal Services Framework.”

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