What is the Legal Panel Framework?

Legal Panel Framework Oct 2017 ()

The Framework provides organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 per annum the opportunity to access trusted legal advice and services from the appointed law firms on a pro bono basis. In addition, it will provide all organisations across the sector with a database of trusted legal firms with expertise in sport and recreation.  

A refresh of the Legal Panel Framework for the sport and recreation sector has made £75,000 worth of legal services available to sport and recreation organisations each year over the course of the two-year contract. Each of the 15 law firms appointed to the Framework will provide up to £5,000 of pro bono support per year. 

  • 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 refresh each year until September 2019.

Emma Boggis, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said: 

“Trusted legal advice is incredibly valuable and we want the Framework to be a useful tool for all organisations in the sector. The commitment from the firms to provide pro bono advice will make a real difference to smaller organisations in dealing with legal issues that may arise and, who, despite less resources, share the same commitment to implementing good governance.”