Directorate of External Legal Services
The Directorate of External Legal Services (DELS) is responsible for managing the procurement of external legal services on behalf of the Department of Defence (Defence) to support and enable Defence to deliver its core capabilities across a multitude of projects, functions and services.
The Attorney-General’s Department’s Legal Services Multi-Use List (LSMUL) expired on 30 June 2018. In June 2018 the Government committed to establishing a new Whole-of- Australian Government Legal Services Panel (WOAG Legal Services Panel) as a coordinated procurement to be administered by the Attorney General's Department (AGD). The New Panel will commence on 15 August 2019.
Further Information regarding the management of the WOAG Legal Services Panel is available at:
Interim Arrangements for Defence and Procuring External Legal Services
Defence has six months from the establishment of the WOAG Legal Services Panel to begin procuring (transitioning) to the new panel. During this time while we begin to transition to this new arrangement Defence will be utilising existing parcelling arrangements established under the LSMUL and extended to cover the transition period (until 31 December 2019).
Defence currently procures external legal services from the:
If you would like any further information about the approach Defence is taking to the procurement of legal services or working with Defence, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Defence
Defence Legal – Directorate of External Legal Services
PO Box 7911
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610