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University to set up £1m four-year legal services framework

The University of Reading is to appoint law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £1m over four years.

The university said the framework would complement its in-house department. “This will include flexible resource that may be utilised to address gaps in expertise, lack of capacity, short terms demand peaks and projects and periods of absence.

“The university’s Legal Services Department supports the university and its subsidiaries with a large and diverse range of projects, collaborations and contractual activity in the UK and beyond.”

The framework will be divided into the following lots:

  1. Commercial, corporate and employment legal services. Lot 1 also contains an optional Sub-Lot (1A) for intellectual property, searching, registration and portfolio management Services.
  2. Student and higher education legal services;
  3. Governance, trust, public and charity legal services;
  4. Property and estate legal services

Bidders will not be appointed to more than three lots.

The framework is due to last for 48 months.