Legal Services 2023

The current Legal Services Framework launched in January 2023 and will be available for Further Competition and Direct Award until January 2027. Contracts awarded under the Framework may be for a period of up to seven years and up to 15 January 2030 at the latest.

The Framework is split across seven Lots:

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

There are 12 providers on the Framework split across the seven Lots:

Table showing which providers are on which Lots of the 2023 Legal Services Framework: Addleshaw Goddard LLP (Lot 1, Lot 4 and Lot 5), Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP (Lot 5), Brodies LLP (Lot 2, Lot 4, and Lot 6), Burges Salmon (All Lots), Burness Paull LLP (Lot 4 and Lot 6), Cleveland & Co (Lot 4), Eversheds Sutherland (All Lots), Freeths LLP (Lot 1 and Lot 5), Gowling WLG UK LLP (Lot 4), Osborne Clarke LLP (Lot 1, Lot 4 and Lot 5), Pinsent Masons LLP (All Lots), and Squire Patton Boggs (Lot 1, Lot 4 and Lot 5)

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

Introduction and Joining Instructions - Download this pack if you would like to know more about the Legal Services Framework. It explains the benefits of using the Framework and an overview of the services provided.

Option Form - Complete this form along with the confidentiality statement if you would like more information on how to use the Framework, or if you would like to sign up to use it.

Confidentiality Statement - You will need to sign and return this along with the Option Form. We can then give you access to provider catalogues and other documentation containing confidential material. Signing and returning a confidentiality statement places you under no obligation to use the Framework but does allow us to share the full set of documents with you.

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

FAQs - A selection of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Legal Services Framework and the National LGPS Frameworks in general.

Press Release - A summary of the Legal Services Framework.

Please contact us if you would like any further information regarding this Framework by calling 01603 306486 or email