Guide to Instructing a Firm


Legal Panel Framework Oct 2017 ()


Instructing a firm

We recognise instructing law firms can be a challenging task, so we have worked alongside Sport England, UK Sport, Sport Wales, Sport Northern Ireland and in collaboration with legal panel firms to produce guidance.

This guidance will help you be effective for your organisation and get good value for money from your lawyers.

You will be able to understand:

  • how to assess if you need a lawyer or not to help with an issue;
  • what basic information to provide your lawyer with from the outset to ensure bespoke and direct advice can be provided;
  • the questions you need to ask your lawyer to ensure you are clear on their process and costs;
  • what you can expect from your lawyer.

As part of the guidance we have also developed a template instructing form for you to fill in and use when you contact one of the panel firms.


You can download our guide to instructing a firm here. 

Guidance Note Instructing Law Firms 2017

Template instruction form is available to download here.

Template Instructing Form