NWLC Barristers Portal 2021 – 2025

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

New Chambers are now invited to apply for registration.

Registration Packs are available from Beryl Heath, Consortium Development Manager at info@nwlegalconsortium.com

Consortium Training Courses – NWLC Training Programme


Our second half day, free, face to face event – ‘Regeneration Update’ takes place in Liverpool on Tuesday 16th May 2023

See details at https://www.nwlegalconsortium.com/course/regeneration-update-2/

The full NWLC FREE Training Programme for 2022/23 is now available to view at  https://www.nwlegalconsortium.com/courses/

Staff from member organisations should log in to the secure area of the website to book their places using the individual link for each event

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.

Latest News

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NWLC Consortium Quarterly – Spring Edition 2023

Your latest Consortium Quarterly, Spring Edition 2023 is now published

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NWLC Consortium Quarterly – Winter Edition 2022

Your latest Consortium Quarterly, Winter Edition 2022 is now published

See all the latest news and articles of current interest


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NWLC Lexis Nexis Legal Updater for CQ10

Your latest Quaterly Updater from Lexis Nexis is now available – follow the link

Lexis Nexis Legal Updater for NWLC CQ10

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Up & Coming Courses

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Key Issues In Managing Inquests

Level: Intermediate

Presenter: Simon, Lindsay, Partner, Bevan Brittan

Join Simon Lindsay as he outlines key issues in managing inquests including the management of evidence, witnesses and the court process.

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Commercial Contracts

Level: Fundamental

Presenter: Ioan Davies, Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft

Join Ioan Davies for a Fundamentals session on Commercial Contracts.  The webinar will cover consideration of …

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Procurement Update

Level: Intermediate

Presenter: Clare Hardy, Senior Associate, Geldards

This session will provide an update on developments in procurement law, including the progress of the Procurement Bill,

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