Addleshaw Goddard has announced its appointment to The UK Government's Crown Commercial Services (CCS) £320m Wider Legal Services Panel. 

The Firm has been appointed to provide UK-wide, full-service legal advice covering a wide range of areas including;  corporate, commercial, environmental, IP & IT, property, construction, data protection, litigation, public procurement, competition and restructuring, as well an additional Lot providing rail advice across the UK. 

The CCS, which provides commercial services to the public sector, launched its legal services panel review in 2017 and this tender process is the fourth and final element of its wider 2017/18 Legal Services renewal programme.

18 firms have made the panel, across five lots which cover full-service and regional work and allows wider public sector organisations, including health, education, local and regional government, emergency services and third sector and social housing organisations to use the legal services from any of the firm's listed within the panel.

The AG team was led by partners Andrew Pettinger, Mike O'Connor and Paul Hirst.

Andrew Pettinger stated: "We are delighted to have been appointed to this panel. The Government has for some time being committed to trimming back its legal spend in the public sector and this is the first step towards this. As a firm we have a track-record working with public sector organisations so fully under the sensitivities and complexities. Not only is the appointment a testament to our depth & breadth in the sector, but a further opportunity for us to work with a wider remit of public sector providers and extend our remit of work.