We are pleased to announce the launch of CPC’s new Legal Services Framework.

This legal advice UK framework has been developed for the education sector to provide a comprehensive set of services to support CPC members with all Legal Services requirements from small to high value.

The framework can cover an institutions entire Legal Services requirement including: academy conversion, human resources, contracts and contract law, public procurement law, procurement legal advice, employment law, intellectual property law, insolvency, complex mergers, corporate finance, dispute resolution and litigation, general legal advice and much more.

The lot structure was developed to offer greater flexibility with a combination of geographical and specialism-led lots.  There is also a dedicated and all-encompassing lot for education to cover every eventuality.

Other benefits of using this Legal framework are:

  • Efficient and easy to use
  • Quicker route for procurement 
  • Reduced timescales and costs 
  • Dedicated framework user guide and resources 
  • Contract manager support
  • National coverage 
  • Pre-agreed terms and conditions

Key Facts

Start date
1st June 2022
End date
31st May 2025
Optional extension
31st May 2026
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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. Compliant with the UK Public Contracts Regulations
  2. Value for money and competition with a choice of Supplier
  3. Direct Award & Further Competition routes available
  4. Efficient and easy to use
  5. Reduced procurement timescales & costs
  6. Bespoke framework user guide & further competition templates
  7. Contract manager assistance & support

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
Lot 1 - National One Stop Shop 4 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 2 - Legal Services: Human Resources, Pensions and People 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 3 - Legal Services: Academy Conversion and Post Conversion Services 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Stone King LLP 2022/5065
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 4 - Legal Services: Property 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 5 - Legal Services: Contracts, Procurement Governance and Related Matters 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 6 - Legal Services: Dispute Resolution and Litigation 7 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067
Lot 7 - Legal Services for Education 8 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No.
Capital Law Limited 2022/5060
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 2022/5061
Forbes Solicitors 2022/5062
Rollits LLP 2022/5063
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 2022/5064
Stone King LLP 2022/5065
Ward Hadaway LLP 2022/5066
Weightmans LLP 2022/5067

How can I use this Framework

You have two options when using this framework agreement:

  1. Conduct a further competition exercise inviting tenders from all framework suppliers.
  2. Direct award

Please see the framework user guide or contact the Dukefield contract manager for support & guidance.

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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.

Go to Tenet Services

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 £213,477.

"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 £213,477, 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

Sign in to your user account to get a quote.

Don't have a user account? If your institution is already a member, you can create your own user account.

Sign up for free and use this framework

You can buy through our frameworks if your institution is a CPC member. It’s free to join if you are from a school, academy, multi-academy trust, college, university or you offer educational services.

CPC is owned by the education sector and our 85 frameworks are designed to save you money whilst being safe, easy to use and compliant. Your CPC membership also provides:

  • One-to-one procurement support
  • Fully funded CPD accredited procurement courses
  • The opportunity to get funding from our charity CPL Group

CPC has over 9000 members, search to see if your institution is already a member. If your institution is not in the list, click the Join CPC today button.

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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 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

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Contract Manager

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

Dukefield Procurement Contact Details