Training courses 2018 / 2019

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NWLC Externalisation Survey

We have now launched our NWLC Externalisation Survey
If you are working within one of our member organisations you are invited to complete our survey. 
It will take just 5 minutes or so of your time and it is anonymous.
Just follow the link which will be sent on to you.
The results will feed into the consideration of what happens next with our procured framework.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

North West Legal Consortium AGM

North West Legal Consortium AGM
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at St Helens Rugby Stadium
Commencing at 1.30pm (at Annual Training Event)
All are welcome to attend
1. Introductions/Welcome
2. Looking back and Looking Forward
What did the Consortium do in 2017/18
What lies ahead for 2018/19
3. Consortium Budget position
Budget for the current year
Management Board recommendations for Membership Subscriptions for 2019/20
4. Governance
To agree appointments to Management Board for period to Consortium Annual Training Event, Autumn 2019
5. Any other Business


Eden Council is looking for a Legal Executive

Oldham Council is looking for a Childcare Solicitor

See Jobs tab for full details:

Consortium training courses

Consortium training courses are FREE to delegates from member organisations however places may be available to those from non-member organisations at a cost.
If you are not from a member organisation and are interested in attending a NWLC course please contact either:
Beryl Heath on or
Brian Gibson on

Annual Training Event 2018

The 2018 Annual Training Event date is Announced

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

At St Helens Rugby Club.

You can book now to secure your place for the day

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.

Latest News

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E Bulletin Issue Number 63 September 2018

Your 2018 Annual Training Event will take place on Tuesday 2nd October at the …

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Issue 62; July/August 2018

Latest Consortium News

Your Membership Spend and Savings – Solicitors Framework

As you may know we now collect regular performance reports from the law firms appointed to the Solicitors Framework.

We are now …

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YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 61; May 2018

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2018 Annual Training Event – 2 October 2018 – More Details

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Annual Training Event 2018


Time Item Speaker

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Networking

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Address  – David McCullough, Chair NWLC

10:05 – 11:05 “The Art of Being Brilliant”  – Andy Whittaker, Art of Brilliance

11:05 …

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Bankruptcy – legal process and case law updated

This session will cover the process involved in petitioning for bankruptcy and a review of the case law in this area dealing with the main principles of bankruptcy and bankruptcy …

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Commercial Disputes Update

This session will cover

  • Pitfalls in contract management – case study built on an outsourcing contract scenario
  • Picking and choosing your ADR clause – what works and when?
  • Social Media & Harassment – …
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Local Authority Companies – overview of corporate structures, director’s duties and managing conflicts

This session will cover:

  • A brief overview of the various corporate structures available and documentation
  • Shareholder/Member vs Directors
  • Roles and responsibilities of Directors
  • Conflicts of interest and managing these
  • Consequences of Breach of Duties
  • Other options …
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