Welcome to the NWLC

The Consortium is made up of public authorities that wish to collaborate in the procurement and provision of quality legal services to their authorities. They wish to maximise efficiencies and increase the effectiveness of the external legal support they require to supplement their in-house provision.

To this end, following a rigorous procurement exercise, through its lead authority Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, the Consortium has,entered into Framework Agreements with external solicitors firms for the provision of legal advice and support and with Barristers Chambers for the provision of advocacy and advice.

Building upon this successful collaboration, the Consortium authorities intend to increase inter-authority working and co-operation in the interests of increased efficiency and effectiveness.

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YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN - Issue 42; January 2016

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Solicitors Framework ...we are getting there!

We are delighted to let you know that we have had a good response to our ...



YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN - Issue 41; December 2015


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Thomson Reuters New Offer for Consortium Members


We are pleased to announce that we are in the final process of agreeing a ...



YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN - Issue 39; October 2015

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NWLC Annual Training Event 6th October …its almost here

Now in its 6th year, your Consortium Annual Training Event is being held ...


Up & Coming Courses

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An update on the latest developments in child care law including the latest case law, practice directions, guidance and legislative changes. more


Education Update

Reviewing recent developments and best practice for lawyers and client side team members working in the area of education services. Through a series of presentations ... more


Civil Litigation

To Follow more


Employment Update and TUPE 2016

Will include: • Topical employment law • Practice updates • TUPE  more


Commercial Transactions

This session will explore the issues posed by local authorities entering into commercial transactions, including consideration of the ways in which local authorities can adopt ... more


Criminal Law / Regulatory

A look at the key elements in bringing successful prosecutions. Speakers: Gillian Hulme  more


Practice Management

A practical seminar looking at the elements for running a successful legal practice including regulatory requirements, quality processes, marketing and current hot topics Speakers: Michelle ... more