Decision details

Procurement of Legal Services

Decision Maker: Director of Policy, Performance and Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Pursuant to an Authorisation from: the Council’s Scheme of Delegation

To:

Approve the calling-off/commissioning of legal services from third party lawyers during financial year 2024/2025 in circumstances where demand for in-house legal services exceeds available resource or where specialist legal advice is required in niche areas of practice; and



Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Legal Services (and those council officers authorised by her) to call-off/commission such legal services as and when required, subject to the financial restrictions set out in the Resource Implications section of this report.

Decision:

To: 

1.     Approve the calling-off/commissioningof legal services from third party lawyers during financial year 2024/2025 in circumstances where demand for in-house legal services exceeds available resource or where specialist legal advice is required in niche areas of practice; and  

 

2.     Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Legal Services (and those council officers authorised by her) to call-off/commission such legal services as and when required,  

 

subject to the financial restrictions set out in the Resource Implications section of this report.  

 

Publication date: 07/06/2024

Date of decision: 04/06/2024

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