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.

  • 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.

Please note the framework rate card has been updated in June 2021 to reflect some providers reaching volumes where discounts are triggered. Please contact the framework owner for further information and a copy of the new version.



  • 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



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