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Monday, January 09, 2006
PRESS RELEASE: Beachcroft builds on Northern Ireland experience

Beachcroft builds on Northern Ireland experience

Projects team to manage contracts worth £160m

9 January 2006 - Leading commercial law firm, Beachcroft Wansbroughs, has been appointed to advise the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on the creation of a £160m contracting framework leading to the refurbishment of 90,000 houses in Northern Ireland.

The Leeds-based legal team has vast experience in Northern Ireland. It already works for the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast on a radiology equipment project, has advised the Social Security in Belfast for seven years, and has a good relationship with the Strategic Investment Board in the region for the last three years.

Peter Lee, partner at Beachcroft Wansbroughs, said: "This appointment proves that location is not an issue for us. Our philosophy of building national teams of experts across our UK offices means that we can provide the same level of service no matter where the client is. We're delighted to be able to build on our existing experience in Northern Ireland and hope to add value by demonstrating a wide range of legal and contractual help and advice."

Contracts for the management of housing in Northern Ireland are being divided into a number of geographical areas. Contractors will be appointed to provide services over two areas - external cyclical maintenance and internal improvements, such as refitting kitchens. Beachcroft Wansbroughs was chosen to manage these contracts, worth £160m, after a competitive pitch.

Beachcroft will be managing contractual arrangements, advising the NIHE on how to structure transactions and documentation. It is hoped that the project will be completed in the Spring, and once repairs are underway, Beachcroft will be on hand on a consultancy basis to advise on any issues that arise.

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For media information, please contact:
Deborah Garritty/Natalie Gross, Bell Pottinger
Tel: 01625 506444

Editors Note:

Beachcroft Wansbroughs is one of the largest commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,300 employees, including 772 professional staff, it provides fully integrated legal advice and litigation services from its offices in Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, London, Manchester and Winchester. Its customer-focused service proposition reflects both the depth of expertise and the approachable nature of the firm and its partners. It is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices and was recently shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year in the 2005 Legal Business Awards.

The Leeds team currently includes 21 partners and 157 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial property, public sector PFI/PPP projects, health, IT, construction, litigation, financial services and employment law.

For further information please visit our website http://www.bwlaw.co.uk or call 0113 251 4700.

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