nplaw has been shortlisted for In‑house Public Sector Team of the Year by The Lawyer Awards 2016. The practice is one of five teams shortlisted, and the only team that is a local authority legal service. Our submission highlighted our work on the Local Government Pension Scheme National Framework project. The judges were also told of nplaw’s outstanding work on the academies programme, schools improvement work and our local schools advice subscription service, and of the expert commercial advice we offer to local authorities. The results will be announced on 29th June 2016.