Published date: 16 June 2021

Last edited date: 22 July 2021

This notice was replaced on 2 February 2022

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 2 February 2022)

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Contract summary


  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0.10 to £250,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

16 June 2021

Closing date

30 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

30 September 2021

Contract end date

1 October 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Framework Agreement covers the provision and ability to provide a full range of Barrister Services and associated services.
• Provision of a written opinion
• Advice
• Conference with client
• Attending advocates' meetings
• Advocacy at hearings (Case Management, Issue Resolution, Final, Fact Finding, Emergency Protection Order, Direction, Adoption)
• Appeals
• Attend Court (Magistrates, Crown, Family, County, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights)
• Provide robust representation
• Ensure all parties are kept informed of all negotiations
• Seek realistic timescales for the filing and service of evidence
• Contact the Instructing Solicitor should an issue arise at Court which requires further instructions from an individual not present at Court
• Judicial reviews
• Adhere to all data protection and GDPR regulations in relation to material provided.
• Drafting documentation to include:
• Case management Orders
• Interim and Final threshold
• Schedule of Findings
• Witness templates
• Provision of attendance note to the Instructing Officer within 24/48 hours following Court hearing

Indicative Barrister Services requirements include, but are not limited to the following categories or service provided:
Child Protection:
Adult Services
Community Care
International Services
Finance Services
Procurement and Contract Services
Civil Litigation
any other related services

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Supply of Barrister Services

  • Opportunity
  • Published 16 June 2021

Additional text

To gain access and complete the necessary documents please follow the instruction below

Following the link ;

Visit -

Select - Opportunities

Select Organisation - Commercial Services

Select the opportunity appropriate to you from the list provided

Express interest - you may need to register first

Once successful expression is completed you can access and complete the requirements in two ways

1 - when you register you will receive a successful registration email, this also contains an link taking you direct to the opportunity

2 - when you log in to proactis go to my activities, select commercial services and you will be presented with the opportunity.

Following the instruction from herein
Participating Authorities that have already expressed interest in accessing the Framework Agreement from the outset are:

Invicta Law

Other public bodies will have access to this Framework Agreement but may only do so with the agreement of the Contracting Authority. Those organisations who may wish to access this Framework Agreement will be members, Affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, local government authorities, the police service, the fire service, the NHS and NHS trusts, housing associations, third sector organisations, academic centres (including Academies), free schools, publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man (each a Participating Authority and collectively Participating Authorities)

Full details of bodies that may utilise this agreement are advised within the Invitation to Tender Document, avaiable via the Kent Business Portal

Chambers' are advised that the Contracting Authority, its Affiliates and/or Participating Authorities, reserve the right to supply the tendered products, services, and commodities to companies that have a majority public sector ownership by any of the public sector bodies referred to above during the Framework Agreement period as stated in this document, for the purpose of selling to other public, private and third sector organisations.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ian Day


Head Office, 1 Abbey Wood Group
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4YT
United Kingdom


+44 1622236697