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.

Key Benefits of this Deal

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

Supplier Details

Lots No. Suppliers
1 - Lot 1: East Anglia 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Capsticks Solicitors LLP 2018/1904 Regional
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
2 - Lot 2: East Midlands 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Forbes Solicitors 2018/1897 Regional
Rollits LLP 2018/1893 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
3 - Lot 3: London 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Invicta Law Ltd 2018/1905 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
4 - Lot 4: Northern Ireland 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
A & L Goodbody 2018/1906 Regional
Arthur Cox (Northern Ireland) 2018/1902 Regional
Carson McDowell LLP 2018/1903 Regional
Cleaver Fulton Rankin 2018/1895 Regional
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
King & Gowdy Solicitors 2018/1894 Regional
5 - Lot 5: North East 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Burnetts 2018/1898 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
6 - Lot 6: North West 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Burnetts 2018/1898 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
7 - Lot 7: Scotland 3 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
8 - Lot 8: South East 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Invicta Law Ltd 2018/1905 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
9 - Lot 9: South West 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
10 - Lot 10: Wales 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Browne Jacobson LLP 2018/1896 Regional
Capital Law Limited 2018/1901 Regional
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
11 - Lot 11: West Midlands 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Rollits LLP 2018/1893 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
12 - Lot 12: Yorkshire 6 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Blake Morgan LLP 2018/1890 Regional
Sharpe Pritchard LLP 2018/1892 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Watson Burton LLP 2018/1888 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide
13 - Lot 13: Channel Islands 2 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Michelmores LLP 2018/1899 Regional
14 - Lot 14: National One Stop Shop 5 View Suppliers
Supplier Agreement No. Coverage
Ashfords LLP 2018/1887 Regional
Capsticks Solicitors LLP 2018/1904 Regional
Eversheds LLP 2018/1900 Regional
Shoosmiths LLP 2018/1889 Regional
Weightmans LLP 2018/1891 Nationwide

How can I use this Deal

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 deal, 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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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this deal. Some are required for successful use of the deal 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

Contract Manager

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

NPG Contact Details

CPC Contract Manager

  • Name: Helpdesk Team
  • Tel: 0800 066 2188
  • Email: helpdesk@thecpc.ac.uk
  • Chat: Live Chat