Legal services frameworks

Capsticks is committed to developing working partnerships with other organisations in order to deliver quality and value for money for its clients. One area in which this is exemplified is through our membership of legal services frameworks.

Capsticks has been awarded a place on most tendered frameworks that procure on behalf of NHS bodies, central government departments, local authorities, the police and other agencies.  Frameworks provide several extra benefits to client organisations, including discounted rates, early payment discounts, free advisory opportunities and training benefits.

We are approved for:

  • HealthTrust Europe
  • NHS Resolution Lots 1 and 2
  • NHS Commercial Alliance
  • NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS)
  • North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)
  • HALA (Housing Associations' Legal Alliance)
  • Advantage South West
  • CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited)
  • LBLA London Boroughs Legal Alliance
  • Crown Commercial Services (CCS)
  • EM Lawshare

Frameworks overview

HealthTrust Europe framework 

The framework is available nationally to a wide range of public sector bodies. It commenced in July 2019 for a period of three years.

Key contacts:

  • Andrew Rowland (Capsticks)
  • Jane Strobel (Capsticks)

NHS Commercial Alliance

This framework is the result of a strategic partnership between NHS Commercial Solutions and the East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub. The framework is available nationally and commenced on 1 February 2019 for a period of four years.

Key contacts:

  • Suen Ayandipo (NHS Commercial Alliance)
  • Andrew Rowland (Capsticks)
  • Jane Strobel (Capsticks)

NHS Shared Business Services

The NHS SBS legal services framework commenced on 1 June 2018 for two years, with the option to extend until 31 May 2022.

Key contacts:

  • Maria Amariei (NHS SBS)
  • Ian Cooper (Capsticks)

North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)

The framework commenced in April 2021 and is for two years.

Key contacts:

  • Michelle Walker (NOE CPC)
  • Mary Mundy (Capsticks)

National Legal Services Framework for Police Services

A framework operated by the Metropolitan Police through which all Police Services, PCCs and associated Policing Organisations can procure legal services.

Key contacts:

  • Alessandra Gettins (Capsticks)
  • Hugh Giles (Capsticks)

HALA (Housing Associations' Legal Alliance)

A framework operated on behalf of several Housing Associations.

Key contacts:

  • Mike Owen (Capsticks)

Advantage South West

A framework operated on behalf of Housing Associations in the South West.

Key contacts:

  • Mike Owen (Capsticks)
  • Toni Crawford (Capsticks)
  • Giovanna Togneri (Capsticks)

CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited)

A consortium of Registered Providers with around 40 members. CHIC is also a member of Re: Allies Works Ltd, which includes Efficiency North and Procure Plus Holdings Ltd. Members of these two groups, which include many Borough and District Councils, may also procure legal services through this framework.

Key contacts:

  • James Howard (Capsticks)

LBLA (London Boroughs Legal Alliance)

The LBLA was established in 2009 as a collaborative partnership of local authority legal teams in the UK. 

Key Contacts

  • Chimi Shakohoxa (Capsticks)
  • Mike Owen (Capsticks)

South East Consortium

A not for profit organisation for the South East public sector including social housing providers, local authorities, education and health related organisations.

This framework commenced in May 2018 for four years.

Key contacts:

  • Tracey Shepherd (South East Consortium)
  • Michael Owen (Capsticks)

Crown Commercial Services (CCS)

The framework is available to the wider public sector. Its available for three years from 1 October 2018, with the option to extend for a further 12 months. 

Key contacts:

  • Nicola Murray (CCS)
  • Rachael Heenan (Capsticks)
  • Jane Strobel (Capsticks)

EM Lawshare 

A consortium of over 220 public sector bodies, including local authorities, police forces, fire and rescue services, government agencies, universities, NHS Trusts and arm’s-length management organisations. The four-year framework covers ten legal areas and commenced in April 2022.

Key contact:

  • Mary Mundy (Capsticks)