Southwest One Contract

We have been advising Somerset County Council on a suite of complex amendments to its existing innovative shared services arrangements with a service provider which is majority-owned by IBM UK Limited. This project also involves Taunton Deane Borough Council and Avon and Somerset Police Authority.

Our work has so far centred on reviewing and proposing drafting to implement the agreed commercial position across a highly sophisticated set of inter-related contract documents, advising on the practical and legal impact of the proposed changes, and preparing briefing reports on key issues for the benefit of the Council’s internal stakeholders.

The work entailed by this stage of the contract review was successfully delivered against an extremely aggressive timetable and enabled the Council to move forward with greater certainty and with an enhanced ability to realise genuine efficiencies.