New Legal Services agreement live

New Legal Services agreement live

Members are now able to access the new national Legal Services Framework agreement, which was jointly led by NEUPC and LUPC. The framework covers a comprehensive range of legal requirements. Specialist areas include property, human resources, dispute resolution, governance, commercial, and student matters. In addition there is a ‘one-stop-shop’ which is ideal if you are looking for a sole supplier to cover the majority of your legal services requirements, or have a specific project which requires the input of different specialisms.

Suppliers have been awarded a maximum of three lots each, ensuring that there is a variety of suppliers on each lot, and including regional firms. The call-off options are direct award, desktop and mini competition.


The framework agreement is the result of a collaborative exercise of the English and Welsh higher education sector procurement consortia and was supported by the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP), Universities HR, Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) and HE Shared Legal.

We would like to welcome the following suppliers who are available for NEUPC members across the various lots:

  • Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • Berrymans Lace Mawer
  • Bond Dickinson 
  • Burges Salmon
  • Clarkslegal LLP
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • DAC Beachcroft 
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Hewitsons Hill Dickinson
  • JG Poole & Co 
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Muckle
  • SGH Martineau
  • TLT 
  • Turner Parkinson 
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards


Full information including the buyers guide can be found on HE Contracts.