Legal Services

The fully refreshed and re-structured Legal Services Framework was launched at the beginning of 2019 and will be available for Further Competition and Direct Award until January 2023. Contracts awarded under the Framework may be for a period of up to seven years. 

Funds can use the Framework to procure legal services matched to their own specific requirements; from small, one-off pieces of work to longer-term, single supplier arrangements.

Please remember if you are using a Framework, your contract award must be completed by the expiry date of the Framework (although contracts let under the Framework can be for longer periods).

The Framework is split across seven Lots:  

  • Lot 1 - Full Service (England & Wales)
  • Lot 2 - Full Service (Scotland)
  • Lot 3 - Full Service (Northern Ireland)
  • Lot 4 - Investment (UK Wide)
  • Lot 5 - Benefits Administration, Employer Bodies and Governance (England & Wales)
  • Lot 6 - Benefits Administration, Employer Bodies and Governance (Scotland)
  • Lot 7 - Benefits Administration, Employer Bodies and Governance (Northern Ireland)

Across these seven Lots there are 11 Providers:

Please see the Introduction Pack below for more details about the services available through the Framework:

Introduction Pack - Download this pack if you would like to know more about the Framework. It explains what a procurement Framework is, the benefits of using one and what services are included.

Option Form - Complete this form if you would like more information on the Framework or if you would like to sign up to use it.

Confidentiality Statement -  You will need to sign and return this together with your Option Form. We can then give you access to confidential catalogues and other documentation. Signing and returning a Confidentiality Statement places you under no obligation to use the Framework but allows us to share the full set of documents for this Framework.

Sample Members Access Agreement - An example of the Members Access Agreement. You will need to sign this document as an agreement between yourselves and Norfolk County Council, as the Letting Authority. If your organisation has previously completed a Members Access Agreement for another National LGPS Framework, please contact us.

 Press release - A summary of the Legal Services Framework.

If you would like to find out more about this or any other Framework please contact us on 01603 306846 or email