Spend on External Legal Services

 

Request:

“I would like to know the amount of money the council spent on the services of external law firms and barristers in the last 4 years (year ending 31 March).  If this is not possible within the restrictions of the Freedom of Information Act, one year of data will suffice.”

 

Response:

Information provided within the below table:-

Financial Year (end 31/03)

 

SolicitorsBarristers / CounselOther Local AuthoritiesTotal External Legal Costs
2013/14£482,000£820,000£8,000£1,310,000
2014/15£340,000£619,000£4,000£963,000
2015/16£991,000£992,000£79,000£2,062,000
2016/17£1,079,000£1,043,000£49,000£2,171,000