Press release

Legal services framework awarded

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Government Procurement Service (GPS) has announced the award of a new Legal Services framework.

Government Procurement Service (GPS) has announced the award of a new Legal Services framework which replaces the existing Legal Services and LitCat frameworks.

The new single cross- government framework was developed in close collaboration with Government Legal Service (GLS) and will drive further savings and improve efficiency in the provision of legal services. It has been developed to meet the needs of the whole of the public sector.

The new Legal Services framework provides access to high quality professional legal services, whilst delivering best value for the taxpayer. It covers eight categories of legal service provision:

  • Lot 1 - IT, telecoms, media and e-commerce
  • Lot 2 - property and estates
  • Lot 3 - employment and pensions
  • Lot 4 - general corporate, including tax insolvencyGeneral
  • Lot 5 - finance and financial regulation
  • Lot 6 - general commercial
  • Lot 7 - general litigation and legal services
  • Lot 8 - major or complex projects

These categories were developed by GPS and GLS to offer ready access to a wide range of firms - from niche practices to full service commercial firms - including those with the ability to handle complex and high value projects.

The value of the framework is estimated at up to £250million over a period of up to four years. Legal services procurement is subject to strict spending controls.

Categories Firms
IT, telecomms, media and e-commerce Addleshaw Goddard
  Bond Pearce LLP
  Burges Salmon LLP
  DAC Beachcroft LLP
  DLA Piper UK LLP
  Eversheds LLP
  Sharpe Pritchard
Property and estates Browne Jacobson LLP
  Davitt Jones Bould
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Shoosmiths
  Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  Walker Morris
  Wragge & Co LLP
Employment and pensions Addleshaw Goddard
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Dickinson Dees LLP
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Nabarro LLP
  Weightmans LLP
  Wragge & Co LLP
General corporate, including tax insolvency Ashfords LLP
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Burness Paull & Williamsons LLP
  DLA Piper UK LLP
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Herbert Smith LLP
  Mills & Reeve LLP
  Pinsent Masons LLP
  Wragge & Co LLP
Finance and financial regulation Addleshaw Goddard
  Allen & Overy
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Mills & Reeve LLP
  Nabarro LLP
  Pinsent Masons LLP
  Simmons & Simmons LLP
  Slaughter and May
  Squire Sanders (UK) LLP
General commercial Addleshaw Goddard
  Ashfords LLP
  Berwin Leighton Paisner
  Bond Pearce LLP
  Bristows
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Capsticks Solicitors LLP
  DLA Piper UK LLP
  Eversheds LLP
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Foot Anstey LLP
  Hempsons
  Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
  MDY Legal (formerly CA Legal)
  Mills & Reeve LLP
  Morgan Cole
  Sharpe Pritchard
  Stephenson Harwood
  Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  Wragge & Co LLP
General litigation and legal services Ashfords LLP
  Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP
  Bevan Brittan
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Burness Paull & Williamsons LLP
  Browne Jacobson LLP
  Cripps Harries Hall LLP
  Dickinson Dees LLP
  Eversheds LLP
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Keoghs LLP
  Nabarro LLP
  Parabis Law LLP T/A Plexus Law
  Pinsent Masons LLP
  Weightmans LLP
Major or complex projects Addleshaw Goddard
  Arthur Cox
  Ashurst LLP
  Bevan Brittan
  Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
  Bond Pearce LLP
  Browne Jacobson LLP
  Burges Salmon LLP
  Capsticks Solicitors LLP
  DLA Piper UK LLP
  Dundas & Wilson
  Eversheds LLP
  Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  Hempsons
  Mills & Reeve LLP
  Nabarro LLP
  Pinsent Masons LLP
  Simmons & Simmons LLP
  Slaughter and May
  SNR Denton UK
  TLT LLP
  Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  Wragge & Co LLP