Legal Services

This framework agreement provides a compliant route to market to procure a range of legal services let as a single lot, this removes the limitation of framework providers only being able to deliver services in the lots in which they were successful. This framework is a replacement of the previous Legal Services Framework.

Benefits of the contract

  • Initial free consultation of 30 minutes

  • Ceiling rates provided which can be reduced via a further competition.

  • Flexibility to contract on a fixed retainer pricing model to achieve reduction in spend and cost assurance.

  • Cost savings by managing the balance of senior/ junior resource according to case requirements with a split between complex and non-complex areas of law.

  • Free of charge consultation, either written or verbal up to 30 minutes, to discuss new legal matters.

  • Fixed prices for defined standard services.

  • Better service management through agreed authorisation procedures and regular reporting from suppliers.

  • Reduced risk by providing a framework for Trusts which ensures suppliers have adequate quality standards, recruitment procedures and insurance cover.

  • Clear tracking of NHS Legal spend through my.LPP reporting.

  • Out of hours services provision.

  • Secondment services- where the supplier provides the Participating Authority with a suitable secondee for an agreed period where such a secondment is considered to be mutually beneficial to both parties.

  • Reduction in time taken to procure legal services.

  • The framework is based on generic service specifications which a participating authority may adapt to meet specific requirements.

  • The terms and conditions of the framework agreement and call off contracts have been agreed with each framework provider so no further legal dialogue is required.

Contract description



  • Corporate and commercial law

  • Employment law

  • Property law

  • Health law

  • Primary care law

  • Mental health law

  • Laws relating to healthcare projects

  • NHS governance and public law


 Please refer to User Guide



Contract Overview
Start 31-01-19
End 30-01-23
Contract Type Framework (Call Off)
Accessible to All LPP Members
Authority NHS Commercial Alliance
OJEU Award Ref 2018/S 219-501674
Initial Period (Years) 4.00
Extensions remaining 0.00
LPP Contact Laura Whitworth
LPP Ref 4824-3068
Supporting information