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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

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23rd April 2017 I asked you What law companies do you use? How much have you spent on each in the last year? How do the lawyers get chosen by Highways England Company Limited? It took months to get a reply and you gave me 8 names

Pinsent Masons LLP
DLA Piper UK LLP
Eversheds LLP
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Davitt Jones Bould Ltd
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Burges Salmon LLP
Veale Wasbrough Vizards

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ENQUIRY REQUESTING DETAILS ABOUT CONTRACTS
RELATING TO DEBT COLLECTION, ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY Following a detailed search of the Highways England’s procurement system and enquiries with the relevant procurement officers, I have obtained details of two contracts relating to your query. A copy of the information is included below

Capita/Equita, Marston/Rossendales and JBW/Hillesden Securities ta DLC
Clarke Willmott LLP
Why was I not told about these companies and what information do you have about them and other lawyers that seem to be working for you such as Plexus Law, Corclaims, and Shakespeare Martineau solicitors and the Governments Law Department and Treasury Solicitors department? How much have you spent on each in the last year?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Jones

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Mr P Swift left an annotation ()

FYI … Corclaim is a trading name of Shakespeare Martineau (SHMA) which is a business name of Shakespeare Martineau LLP OC319029, SRA 442480, 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham B46AA. They provide a form of authority regarding settlement of cheques from Kier Ltd that states they act on behalf of Kier Group PLC and its associated companies in connection with motor claims.

However, when matters were presented to Courts in the name of Kier Highways, when proceedings were issued with Kier Highways as the claimant, they were struck out. Corclaim then issued in the name of Highways England Company Ltd. It appears they represent England Highways.

If you require documentary evidence of the above and dates of hearings, please pm

GLD is the latest name for the Treasury Department and will (apparently) raise a charge for their services to Highways England.

Plexus we see associated with Balfour Beatty and their JV’s such as M25 Connect, as opposed to Highways england – but possibly they too must issue in the name of Highway England?

As for proceedings being instigated in the name of the Public Authority, we have received contradictory information from Highways England about this!

Regards

www.englandhighways.co.uk

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