NWLC Barristers Portal 2021 – 2025

The NWLC have now extended their Barristers Portal for a further 4 years to 31st March 2025.

Chambers currently registered to the Portal have been contacted individually about retaining their position on the Portal.

New Chambers are now invited to apply for registration.

Registration Packs are available from Beryl Heath, Consortium Development Manager at bh_nwlconsortium@btinternet.com


South Ribble and Chorley Councils’ Shared Legal Service are looking for a Senior Paralegal and a Senior Paralegal (Up to 12 months Contract)

Cheshire East are looking for  a Head of Legal Services (and Deputy MO)

a Senior Lawyer (Contracts &Procurement)

a Lawyer (Childcare) an Assistant Lawyer (Childcare)

an Assistant Lawyer (Adults) a Lawyer (Property)

an Assistant Lawyer (Property) an Assistant Lawyer (Planning & Property)

and a Legal Support Officer (Practice Management)



Consortium Training Courses – NWLC Training Programme

The first part of the NWLC FREE Training Programe for 2021/22 has now been published  – see http://www.nwlegalconsortium.com/courses/

And don’t forget that recordings of all the past year’s webinars are available to download or view from the website.

Please log in to access these recordings.

These webinars are available to you free of charge.






Welcome to the NWLC

The NWLC is a Consortium 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 NWLC 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 – November 2021


All Change……
This E-Bulletin is the penultimate edition of your monthly newsletter.
From next year we will be keeping in touch through the website of course and our …

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Lexis Nexis Quarterly Legal Updater

Your regular, quarterly legal updater from Lexis Nexis is now available to view at

NWLC Lexis Nexis Quarterly Bulletin for CQ6

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Step By Step Guide To Setting Your User Profile

For registered users of the NWLC website 

As referred to in Consortium Quarterly 6, Winter 2021 Edition, why not set or update your user profile on the website?

Heres how…

Updating or …

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