QS Jordans were first approached 18 months ago to lead a bid application and we joined with our Partners Grainger Appleyard and Howard & Co to submit a robust plan for the delivery of Duty Solicitor Representation in South Yorkshire . This will be delivered across 8 different offices in the County through a stable of experienced Duty Solicitors and Case Workers .
It should be noted that we supported action throughout against the contracts including agreeing to withdraw our bid if others in the same procurement zone also agreed to do so . We could of done no more to support opposition to the new scheme . Now we must service the contract we have achieved .
Mark Newby , Partner QS Jordans said :
" We are proud that through our hard work this consortium has acheived one of the South Yorkshire Contracts and we look forward to working with our partners and the LAA over the next few years in delivering a model of high quality representation in South Yorkshire .
At the same time we do not resile from our consistent opposition to the market reforms introduced by this government which will see the loss of many good lawyers . The unremitting attack on public funding in every area of work is only serving to damage our justice system , perhaps fatally "