Published date: 13 January 2023

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.

Closing: 13 February 2023, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Legal services - 79100000

  • Legal advisory and representation services - 79110000

  • Legal advisory services - 79111000

    • Legal representation services - 79112000

    • Legal advisory and information services - 79140000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

13 January 2023

Closing date

13 February 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is looking to establish a new framework agreement for a Panel of Counsel.

Members of the Panel will be our preferred providers of external legal counsel services. These services will support our advisory, influencing, regulatory and enforcement work across the equality and human rights spheres.

We encourage applicants to come forward from a broad range of backgrounds. Where the term "counsel" is used in relation to the Panel, it is intended to cover barristers, advocates and solicitor advocates with the necessary qualifications.

The Panel will consist of five separate Lots:
• KC, A, B and C Lots for England and Wales
• D Lot for Scotland

About the buyer


3rd Floor Arndale House
Arndale Centre
M4 3AQ
United Kingdom