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 37; August 2015

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Legal Services Salary Benchmarking Survey

Warrington Borough Council are undertaking a benchmarking survey of legal services salaries. Each Consortium member has been ...



Legal Services Salary Benchmarking

Warrington Borough Council

 Legal Services Salary Benchmarking

Recent recruitment ads for solicitors within the region have shown a large variance in the salaries offered from ...



YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN - Issue 36; July 2015

Its here-our new look Consortium Website is launched!
When next you visit the Consortium website you may notice a distinct new look ...

Up & Coming Courses

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Deprivation of Liberty – Case Law Update

This legal update will provide an update on Deprivation of Liberty and the legal issues faced by Local Authorities following recent case law. There will ... more


NW Legal Consortium Annual Training Event 2015

09:30 - 10:00 Registration 10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Address Jayne Hammond Chair NWLC Management Board 10:10 - 11:10 An introduction to the ... more


Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency

PERSONAL INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE – PRESENTED BY DOMINIC PRESS OF BURY MBC LEGAL SERVICES A guide to Bankruptcy together with useful information regarding other personal ... more


Public Contracts Regulations 2015

This course will look at the key provisions of the PCR 2015 including the following: • The in-house exemption • The 'light touch' regime • Below threshold procurement ... more


Governance and Devolution – The challenges ahead

We will look at the governance issues facing local authorities particularly in the light of the devolution agenda. We will consider:  The history of devolution ... more