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 7 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.

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 12 Service Providers:

Legal Services Suppliers

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 send you confidential catalogues and pricing schedules.

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.

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 495922 or email