Scottish Government appoints Morton Fraser to Legal Services Framework

Morton Fraser Chair Jenny Dickson
Jenny Dickson
11 September 2023
Press Release

Morton Fraser, one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland, has been appointed as a supplier on the Scottish Government Legal Services Framework following a competitive tender process.

Drawing on the firm’s specialist expertise in several areas, Morton Fraser is set to provide legal advice across each “lot” it applied for, including litigation, reparation, employment and inquiries (Lot 3); property and related matters (Lot 5); and as a “one stop shop” law firm (Lot 6).

In addition, the Framework also aligns strongly with the firm’s own culture through its strong emphasis on fair work and social value. Through the Framework, Morton Fraser will collaborate with clients on objectives such as tackling inequality and improving diversity, making gender balance improvements, and supporting improvements for under-represented groups.

The Framework is in place for the next four years, with an estimated value of £28m. The appointment comes as Morton Fraser marks its twentieth year as a Scottish Government legal supplier, having first been appointed to the Framework in 2003.

Jenny Dickson, Chair and Head of Public Sector at Morton Fraser, said: “The pressure being faced right now by the public sector has potentially never been greater. Still emerging from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the public sector has been met with further challenges as inflation rises, macro-events impact the Scottish economy, and societal challenges such as climate change come to the forefront.

We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with public sector organisations on the framework at such a pivotal time, and look forward to helping them achieve their objectives.”

Morton Fraser’s public sector team is one of the largest and most experienced in Scotland. Its team of over 80 specialists provide critical advice to a vast range of public sector institutions including local and central governments and education institutions.


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