Launched in 2006 with 13 members, EMLS is now the largest consortium in the country with over 200 members, as of March 2022.
Originally based in the east midlands, EMLS now has a membership that stretches from Durham in the north to Plymouth in the south, Herefordshire in the west to Suffolk in the east.
Most of its members are local authorities; county, unitary & district. However, the membership also includes fire & rescue authorities, universities, national parks, NHS trusts and town and parish councils.
The current contact runs from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026.
Any local authority in England & Wales can join EMLS & we will also consider applications from other public bodies.
Nottinghamshire County Council are the lead authority for the consortium and enters into a framework agreement with each of the partner firms. Each member must, on joining, sign a memorandum of understanding with Nottinghamshire.
After joining any authorised officer from a member organisation can then directly approach & instruct any of the partner firms or hold a mini competition with all or some of them.
For advice on how to join us, simply click this link and you should find what you are looking for.
This is not just a legal call-off contract – it is a true and vibrant partnership and includes the following significant benefits:
Our carefully selected partner firms work together to devise new and innovative training sessions including legal, practice & soft skills training & workshops. They collaborate to organise our conference, design and maintain the EM LawShare website and establish a precedent bank.
Their extensive added value services includes: