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North West authorities create joint legal panel

By Luke McLeod Roberts Twenty two councils, police and transport authorities have clubbed together to draw up a four year panel of firms and chambers. The North West consortium, which includes Liverpool City Council and the Merseyside Police Authority, will ...

22 Council Consortium - first joint procurement of barristers and solicitors

In the autumn of 2006 four local authorities engaged First Law to assist in forming a consortium to purchase external legal services; By March 2009, joined by two further authorites, work to the value of 3.5m pounds had been placed ...

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Extract from Law Society Gazette supplement Local government lawyers face increasing calls on their services but there is little sign of extra resources coming their way. Philip Hoult reports on research into the strategies departments are adopting to cope First ...