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 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 ...



North West Legal Consortium AGM - 6th October 2015


North West Legal Consortium AGM

Tuesday 6th October 2015 at

Langtree Park Stadium, St Helens

Commencing at 13.30 pm (at Annual Training Event)

All ...



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 ...


Up & Coming Courses

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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


Development and Commercial Property Update

This session will cover topical updates relevant to property solicitors and estates management professionals, including transactional development work, construction and planning 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


Planning Update

• New Government - new policy direction. The first nine months. • Planning obligations, contributions and CIL - a year on from the introduction of the pooling restrictions. • Case ... more