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)

 

Solicitors Barristers / Counsel Other Local Authorities Total 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