Lawyers based in the Newcastle office of national firm Bond Dickinson have been appointed by Warrington Borough Council to advise on the creation of a social enterprise to deliver its adult social care services.
The North West town plans to transform the provision of the adult social care services it currently provides by supporting a social enterprise, owned and managed by its staff.
The appointment was secured via the North West Legal Consortium Framework, which covers local authorities in the North West, following a competitive tender.
Bond Dickinson will advise Warrington Borough Council on a number of issues, including business transfer, regulatory, real estate and corporate.
Kevin Robertson, Bond Dickinson’s partner in the public services team, led the team who represented firm in the tender process.
He was assisted by director Deborah Ramshaw.
Robertson added: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Warrington Borough Council to advise on such an important project for the Council.
“Bond Dickinson has a track record of delivering major projects for public sector bodies and this new appointment is a ringing endorsement of our expertise and experience.”
Steve Reddy, operational director for adult social care at Warrington Borough Council, added: “We were impressed by the team’s enthusiasm for the project and the depth of their relevant experience.
“We look forward to working with the team.”