What is the Legal Panel Framework?

 

Legal Panel Framework Oct 2017 ()

The Framework has been refreshed to now provide organisations with a turnover of less than £1,500,000.00 per annum (previously £500,000) the opportunity to access trusted legal advice and services from the appointed law firms on a pro bono basis. Each of the 15 law firms appointed to the Framework will provide up to £5,000 of pro bono support per year, up until September 2021.

In addition, it will provide all organisations across the sector with a database of trusted legal expertise in sport and recreation, including a free 20-minute helpline.  

  • The Legal Panel Framework was selected through a tender process which asked each firm to demonstrate the ability to provide legal counsel and expertise to sport and recreation organisations.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite, Bird & Bird, Brabners, Gateley, Hewitson Moorhead, Hugh James, Mills & Reeve, Muckle, Shakespeare Martineau, Wright Hassall, A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Carson McDowell, Tughans and Worthingtons were appointed to the Legal Panel Framework.
  • The pro bono fund will be open for applications until 30 September 2021

Lisa Wainwright, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said: 

“No matter what size the organisation, we believe in the implementation of good governance. This commitment from firms to provide pro bono advice will make a difference to smaller organisations who also remain committed to this practice. We know that trusted legal advice is incredibly valuable, and we want the Legal Panel Framework to be a benefit to organisations across the sport and recreation sector.”

COVID-19 Guidance

As we come to terms with the impact of COVID-19, each of the law firms have provided dedicated guidance to help organisations navigate their way through the epidemic. 

 

Firm

 COVID-19 Website 

Bates Wells & Braithwaite

https://bateswells.co.uk/campaigns/coronavirus/

Bird & Bird

https://www.twobirds.com/en/in-focus/coronavirus-covid-19

Brabners

https://www.brabners.com/covid-19-support

Gateley Plc

https://gateleyplc.com/how-we-help/dealing-with-coronavirus-disease/

Hewitson Moorhead

https://www.hewitsons.com/covid-19

Hugh James

https://www.hughjames.com/service/coronavirus-support-hub

Mills & Reeve

https://www.mills-reeve.com/insights/foresight/coronavirus

Muckle

https://www.muckle-llp.com/what-we-do/covid-19/

Shakespeare Martineau

https://www.shma.co.uk/our-thoughts/coronavirus-resource-hub/

Wright Hassall

https://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/coronavirus

A&L Goodbody 

https://www.algoodbody.com/covid-19-coronavirus-hub

Arthur Cox 

https://www.arthurcox.com/COVID-19/

Carson McDowell

https://www.carson-mcdowell.com/what-we-do/legal-services/practice-areas/covid-19

Tughans

https://www.tughans.com/news/covid-19/

Worthingtons

https://www.worthingtonslaw.co.uk/resources/