Decision details

Extension of Insurance Legal Services framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Extension of the existing insurance legal services framework to ensure continuity for the handling of civil compensation claims and redress applications beyond the closure date of the Redress Scheme.


(1)          To approve a contract variation to increase the value of the existing insurance legal services framework by £6,000,000 taking the total cost under the framework to £16.2m to allow for the cost of disbursements incurred in handling civil litigation cases and redress claims, for the four suppliers listed below:


Kennedy’s LLP;

Browne Jacobson LLP;

Berryman’s Lace Mawer LLP; and,

Clyde & Co LLP.


(2)          To approve an extension to the existing four suppliers under the insurance legal services framework to extend the period of the original contract for a further nineteen months from 31 May 2021 to 31 December 2022 to ensure a period of continuity during the operation of the historic abuse Redress Scheme.


(3)          To waive contract standing order requirement for competition.


Publication date: 02/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

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