The CPC's framework agreement for Legal Services offers our members access to a panel of expert legal professionals across 13 regional lots, plus a national one-stop shop. The framework covers a wide range of legal services for education, that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your school, college, or academy. Legal advice and services available through the framework include:

  • Academy Conversion and Post Conversion
  • Commercial, Contracts and Procurement Law
  • Construction and Estates Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Education and Charity Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources and Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Finance Initiatives (PFI)
  • Property and Land Law
  • Shared Services
  • Student Matters (including Admissions, Exclusions, and Safeguarding).

It was awarded on 1st April 2018 and runs to 1st April 2021 with a possible extension to 1st April 2022.

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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Our panel of Legal Advisors in England can be contacted for free basic legal advice using our Legal Services Helpline Tool
  2. Competitive rates and substantial discounts on market prices.
  3. Quality assured legal professionals, assessed against comprehensive selection criteria.
  4. Full compliance with EU Regulations and the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  5. An efficient and simplified procurement process, using CPC’s standard documentation.

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1: East Anglia 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Capsticks Solicitors LLP 2018/1904
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 2: East Midlands 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Forbes Solicitors 2018/1897
Rollits LLP 2018/1893
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 3: London 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Invicta Law Ltd 2018/1905
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 4: Northern Ireland 6 View Suppliers
Lot 5: North East 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Burnetts 2018/1898
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 6: North West 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Burnetts 2018/1898
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 7: Scotland 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 8: South East 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Invicta Law Ltd 2018/1905
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 9: South West 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 10: Wales 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Browne Jacobson LLP 2018/1896
Capital Law Limited 2018/1901
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 11: West Midlands 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Rollits LLP 2018/1893
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 12: Yorkshire 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891
Lot 13: Channel Islands 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899
Lot 14: National One Stop Shop 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887
Capsticks Solicitors LLP 2018/1904
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2018/1900
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891

How can I use this Framework

CPC typically recommend that members undertake a further competition considering their own particular requirements, however please see the user guide for further details.

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If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.

Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

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Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

For purchases that exceed £189,330, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about CPC Sourcing Cloud.

Use This Framework

To use this framework and get a quote you need to sign in.

Create a User Account

To create a free user account your institution needs to be a CPC member, CPC membership is completely free for educational establishments.

When you join the CPC you will receive some amazing benefits including access to 71 frameworks and specialist procurement advice, plus you won't be inundated with lots of marketing calls and emails that you don't need.

The joining form only takes a few minutes to complete and upon registering as a member you will typically be approved within 10 minutes (during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm).

To see if your institution is already registered as a CPC member use the search bar below, if your institution is not a member click the Join the CPC button. Remember CPC membership is free for educational establishments.

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
User GuideThis is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids. YesDownload
Appendix D - Sample Order FormHaving selected your chosen legal services supplier, orders can be placed via the Framework Order Form. Your preferred supplier will populate the Order Form with the full details of your requirement and then present you with a completed Order Form for signature. YesDownload
Access AgreementThis is a confirmation of access to the Legal Services Framework, and an agreement of commitment to use said Framework. YesDownload
Call-Off Terms & ConditionsHaving selected your chosen legal services supplier, orders can be placed via the Call-Off Contract Terms and Conditions. Your preferred supplier will populate the Call-Off Contract terms and conditions with the full details of your requirement and then present you with completed Call-Off contract terms and conditions for signature. YesDownload
Appendix B - Further Competition TemplateThe attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot. YesDownload
Legal Services Flyer Download

Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium with NPG.

NPG Contact Details

CPC Contract Manager

  • Name: Ria Logan
  • Tel: 0161 974 0955
  • Email: r.logan@thecpc.ac.uk
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