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Winckworth Sherwood appointed legal advisers to Churchmarketplace

Thu 04 Sep 2014

Law firm Winckworth Sherwood have been appointed as one of two legal advisers to Churchmarketplace, a purchasing consortium for Catholic schools across all the Dioceses in England and Wales.

The appointment was made following a competitive tender and will see Winckworth Sherwood advise across all areas including education law, property, construction, litigation and employment.

Churchmarketplace was established in 2012 to enable catholic communities across England and Wales to work together to reduce costs.

Jennifer Williamson, Director, Churchmarketplace, said: “One of the early highlights of my newly appointed tenure as Director has been welcoming on board Winkworth Sherwood as an official supplier.  Winkworth Sherwood will be bringing an impressive array of legal services to our members, which is bolstered by an outstanding 20 year record advising Catholic establishments.”  

Andrea Squires, Head of Education at Winckworth Sherwood said: “Churchmarketplace is making a real difference to a large number of communities, as well as opening up new markets to potential suppliers.  We are delighted to have been appointed by Churchmarketplace as its legal advisers and to be part of the team.”

Winckworth Sherwood has acted for the Catholic Church for over two decades, and has strong relationships with its Dioceses, Parishes, Schools and Roman Catholic Orders.  The firm regularly advises on property development, construction, commercial leases, procurement disputes, employment issues, particularly relating to teaching staff, matters of information and technology law including commercial contracts with suppliers and charity law issues.  The firm has also been supporting the Catholic Education Service by advising, drafting and reviewing documentation that will be used as national templates and examples of best practice.

To find out more about Winckworth Sherwood's partnership with Churchmarketplace, please click here >> 

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