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Legal Services Framework



This framework is for the provision of legal services for the central government sector.

What is in scope?

The framework covers:

  • Lot 1 - Contract, commercial and corporate law
  • Lot 2 - Debt recovery
  • Lot 3 - Litigation, reparation, employment and inquiries
  • Lot 4 - Major projects
  • Lot 5 - Property and related matters
  • Lot 6 - One stop shop

Who is this available to?

Central government

Full details of the organisations that will be able to access the framework are included in the contract notice.

Contract Notice

Note:  It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of Scottish Government Guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


The framework will deliver best value for money and enable the central government sector to access legal services it commonly needs at market leading prices and terms:

  • The rates quoted in the framework are maximum and the mandatory use of mini competitions has the potential for increasing value for money savings. It is anticipated that savings will be in the region of 20 per cent.
  • Opportunity to have a co-ordinated approach throughout central government bodies.
  • Opportunity to learn and liaise with other partners and share best practice.
  • Pre-qualified suppliers
  • Significantly reduced resource and effort is required to complete a call-off from the framework, since certain aspects of the contractor's background, for example financial stability, have been assessed in advance.

Current status


Start date

1 August 2015

End Date

31 July 2019

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

Kath Cowan - Senior Portfolio Specialist

Email: kathleen.cowan@gov.scot

Phone: 0141 242 0129

Maria McGrorry - Portfolio Specialist

Email: maria.mcgrorry@gov.scot

Phone: 0141 242 0125

Framework Suppliers

Supplier List

Framework Agreement Guidance

A Buyers Guide is available.

Information regarding pricing and terms and conditions can now be found on Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this site and are eligible to use the framework please complete the template and email to Kath Cowan at kathleen.cowan@gov.scot

More Information

Please contact Kath Cowan details as above.