The North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) has begun a review of its legal panel, which is valued at £10m and will run for four years.

The framework will cover 43 public sector organisations across the North West including Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, which is acting as lead authority during the procurement procedure.

Applicants are being asked to apply for advisory positions within the framework’s five slots. The slots are: civil litigation, prosecutions and regulatory; property planning and environment; corporate governance, ethical standards and information law; projects, procurement and commercial; adult social care and education.

Although, the NWLC already covers 43 organisations the invitation to tender also states that the framework may extend to include additional members such as local authorities, police and fire authorities and NHS bodies. These organisations will be spread across the North West of England and the North of Wales.

Successful, applicants may also be awarded NWLC partner status. The organisation’s current legal partners are DAC Beachcroft, DLA Piper and Weightmans.

The framework will run for 48 months and the deadline for applicants is set as 14 December at 4pm.