Government legal work won

Harper Macleod secures Care Inspectorate tender

Lorne Crerar 2Law firm Harper Macleod has won a tender to work with the Care Inspectorate in respect of litigation matters. The appointment is the latest in a succession of high-profile tender wins under the new Scottish Government Legal Services Framework.

The Care Inspectorate is the independent regulator of social care and social work services across Scotland, and currently regulates around 15,000 services provided by organisations including local authorities, private businesses and charities.

The appointment will see Harper Macleod provide litigation services in relation to any judicial review proceedings or appeals brought to the Court of Session, and in relation to certain procedural matters in the Sheriff Court.

Professor Lorne Crerar, chairman of Harper Macleod, said: “We look forward to building a strong working relationship with the Care Inspectorate as it carries out its vital work in scrutinising social services and supporting and encouraging their development and improvement throughout the country.”

In July 2015 Harper Macleod was one of only two firms appointed to the panel for all six lots of the new Government Framework.

The team supporting the Care Inspectorate will be led by partner Jennifer Jack.

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