Following a competitive tender process, law firm, Ashfords LLP, has been successfully appointed as one of the legal advisers of the Post Office for legal work across all of Post Office’s practice areas and across all UK jurisdictions.
Ashfords has taken up the advisor role effective from 1st April 2019 and the contract will initially run for 4 years with an option to extend the panel for a further 12 months. They will advise on a range of legal areas including information technology, data protection, public procurement, dispute resolution and intellectual property protection.
Post Office are the UK's largest retail network and the largest financial services chain in the UK with more branches than all of the UK’s banks and building societies put together. They also have over 370 years of service; more than 170 products and services; over 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide run by local people and over 17 million customer visits and 47 million transactions per week.
With a stable network, investment, modernisation and a drive to improve convenience and service for the customer, Post Office is moving forward. They are now a growth business building on their core asset of a nationwide network of branches, run by local, trusted people, together with enhancing their online and direct channels.
The tender process was led by Partner, Ruth Murray and Senior Associate, Suzie Miles, on behalf of Ashfords.
Ashfords' CEO, Garry Mackay, commented: “We are delighted to be re-appointed to Post Office’s legal panel. The Post Office is such a unique organisation with an important role in communities and we look forward to working with Post Office to help maximise the opportunities that lie ahead."
Information to editors About Ashfords
- Ashfords LLP is a provider of legal, regulatory and professional services.
- Ashfords works with many different kinds of clients - business owners, public sector, large corporates, private individuals and not for profit organisations - to help them make the most of their opportunities, whilst effectively managing risk both in the UK and internationally.
- The firm employs approximately 500 people In the United Kingdom and provides international advice through its ADVOC network, with representation in over 60 countries.
- Ashfords LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales with registered number OC342432. Ashfords LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Address, contact and partner details can be found at www.ashfords.co.uk.