Decision details

Extension of Insurance Legal Services framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Extension of the existing insurance legal services framework to ensure continuity for the handling of civil compensation claims and redress applications beyond the closure date of the Redress Scheme.

Decision:

(1)          To approve a contract variation to increase the value of the existing insurance legal services framework by £6,000,000 taking the total cost under the framework to £16.2m to allow for the cost of disbursements incurred in handling civil litigation cases and redress claims, for the four suppliers listed below:

 

Kennedy’s LLP;

Browne Jacobson LLP;

Berryman’s Lace Mawer LLP; and,

Clyde & Co LLP.

 

(2)          To approve an extension to the existing four suppliers under the insurance legal services framework to extend the period of the original contract for a further nineteen months from 31 May 2021 to 31 December 2022 to ensure a period of continuity during the operation of the historic abuse Redress Scheme.

 

(3)          To waive contract standing order requirement for competition.

 

Publication date: 02/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

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