LCRCA / Merseytravel wishes to appoint a single law firm (or ABS) to act as its principal external legal advisors in relation to rail matters for a period of 3 years. The appointed legal advisors, together with externally appointed commercial, financial and technical advisors as appropriate, will advise a variety of staff within LCRCA including: • Directors • Integrated Transport and Rail Teams • Rolling Stock Team • OLR Team • Legal Team • Finance Team It will be vital to form coherent and cohesive working teams and ensure that advice and workstreams are aligned throughout the organisation. Given the technical and specialist nature of rail operations, the appoint appointed legal advisors may be required to advise in conjunction with other external consultants including commercial, financial and technical advisors.