Anderson Strathern wins Scottish Prison Service appointment
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Mon 18 Jun 12 @ 11:22
Anderson Strathern has been appointed by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) as sole provider of legal services under a three year framework agreement.
The SPS is an executive agency of the Scottish Government Justice Department and operates sites across Scotland. In addition to prisons, the SPS also operates a college, a central store and an administrative headquarters building. The purpose of the service is to maintain secure custody and good order within prisons, whilst caring for prisoners with humanity and delivering opportunities which give the best chance to reduce reoffending once a prisoner returns to the community
Rationalising their panel of legal advisers from multiple firms to one single provider, the SPS appointed Anderson Strathern following a competitive tendering process. Feedback identified Anderson Strathern as the chosen provider due to their ability to demonstrate an understanding of the service, as well as understanding the needs, aims and objectives of the SPS.
Commenting on the appointment, Robert Carr, Chairman, said; "This is a very significant appointment for the firm. We have a strong team of highly experienced lawyers who are well positioned to assist the SPS in achieving its aims and objectives. During the tendering process we worked hard to ensure that we demonstrated our understanding of the SPS and their priorities and how we will support them and add value for the duration of the contract."