Supply of Barrister Services – Kent

Supply of Barrister Services – Kent

The Framework Agreement covers the provision and ability to provide a full range of Barrister Services and associated services.

Opportunity Id
DN550631
Title
Supply of Barrister Services
Categories
280000 – Legal Services
Description

KCS Professional Services is a trading unit of Commercial Services Group (CSG), acting for and on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC), collectively these comprise a Procurement Buying Organisation (PBO) and Invicta Law wish to create a national, user friendly, time and cost effective Framework Agreement for the supply of Barrister Services.

 

The Framework Agreement covers the provision and ability to provide a full range of Barrister Services and associated services.

 

  • Provision of a written opinion
  • Advice
  • Conference with client
  • Attending advocates’ meetings
  • Advocacy at hearings (Case Management, Issue Resolution, Final, Fact Finding, Emergency Protection Order, Direction, Adoption)
  • Appeals
  • Attend Court (Magistrates, Crown, Family, County, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights)
  • Provide robust representation
  • Ensure all parties are kept informed of all negotiations
  • Seek realistic timescales for the filing and service of evidence
  • Contact the Instructing Solicitor should an issue arise at Court which requires further instructions from an individual not present at Court
  • Judicial reviews
  • Adhere to all data protection and GDPR regulations in relation to material provided.
  • Drafting documentation to include:
    • Case management Orders
    • Interim and Final threshold
    • Schedule of Findings
    • Witness templates
    • Provision of attendance note to the Instructing Officer within 24/48 hours following Court hearing

Indicative Barrister Services requirements include, but are not limited to the following categories or service provided:

Child Protection:

  • Children Act 1989
  • Child Abduction and Custody Act
  • Interim Care or Supervision Order applications
  • Emergency Protection Order applications
  • Designated authority matters
  • Secure accommodation applications
  • Deprivation of liberty applications
  • Recovery order applications
  • s34(4) applications
  • Female genital mutilation protection orders
  • Forced marriage protection orders
  • Advice on international placements and placement of children in other jurisdictions
  • Discharge of care order/Revocation of a care order applications
  • Adoption proceedings, special guardianship and placement orders
  • Public interest immunity
  • Judicial review
  • Human rights claims
  • Reporting restriction applications and similar injunctions relating to social media
  • Inherent jurisdiction and wardship

Adult Services:

  • Adult Social Care Law
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Advice on statutory duties and functions
  • Public health functions
  • Guardianship & court of protection matters
  • Coroners Inquests
  • Advice, representation and support
  • Litigation and forms of dispute resolution

Community Care:

  • UASC: Children Act duties relating to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and Care Leavers (UASC)
  • NRPF: Children Act duties relating to families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
  • Age assessments
  • Triple planning
  • Leaving care
  • Human Rights Act: Pre-Action letters and Judicial Reviews
  • Immigration detention, asylum and deportation
  • Health care services

International Services:

  • International trade
  • Investment and regulation
  • Banking and financial services
  • International family law

Finance Services:

  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Financial regulations
  • Disputes
  • Payments and payment regulations
  • International banking

Procurement & Contract Services :

  • Public Contract Regulations
  • EU Law
  • Competition
  • Joint procurements
  • Joint venture service company
  • Outsourcing
  • Public sector mutual

Civil Litigation:

  • Personal injury litigation
  • Property litigation including possession proceedings
  • Dispute resolution in relation to property disputes and commercial matters
  • Public law matters such as judicial reviews and injunctions and witness support or other legal services in relation to public enquiries
  • Contract disputes
  • Regulatory issues
  • Specialised litigation support
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Debt recovery and insolvency proceedings including care home recovery and deprivation of assets
  • Cost recovery and enforcement
  • Advice in relation to licensing appeals for taxi and liquor licences
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Professional negligence

Services may extend beyond those listed

Region(s) of supply
UNITED KINGDOM
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
legal services, legal, law, barrister, barrister services

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
20/07/2021
End date
01/10/2025

Contact details

Buyer
Commercial Services
Contact
Ian Day
Telephone
01622 236697
Address
Head Office, 1 Abbey Wood Group
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4YT

Expression of interest window

From 16/06/2021 14:30 to 23/07/2021 14:00