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 bh_nwlconsortium@btinternet.com

Latest Consortium News and More

The North West Legal Consortium Management Board is looking to recruit a Trainee Board Member to join the Board.

If you are a trainee solicitor or a Level 7 Solicitor Apprentice (who is either doing the accelerated masters version or is in final stage of an apprenticeship) with one of our member organisations and you are interested in this role then we’d like to hear from you.

Further information about the role and how to apply for the opportunity is available from Beryl Heath at info@nwlegalconsortium.com


See the NWLC’s first Social Value Annual Report

NWLC Social Value Report 2020 21


Your Consortium Quarterly, Spring Edition 2022 is now published











Bury Council are looking for a Team Leader – Social Care & Education

Wigan are looking for a Team Lawyer – Place

a Team Lawyer – People – Adults and a Team Lawyer – People – Children’s

Rochdale are looking for a Business Support Officer – Legal Service (Part Time)

a Legal Assistant/Officer and a Legal Assistant

Bury Council are looking for a Senior Lawyer (Housing and General Litigation)

a Senior Lawyer (Child Care) a Senior Lawyer (Environment)Lawyer (Dispute Resolution)

a Dispute Resolution Assistant an In House Advocate (Social Care)

and a Property Lawyer (Land and Disposal Programme) (2 Years FTC)

Cheshire West and Chester are looking for a Legal Manager (Environment)

Follow link or go to jobs page for more details or to apply


Consortium Training Courses – NWLC Training Programme

The NWLC FREE Training Programe for 2021/22 has now been published  – see https://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.

Latest News

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NWLC Consortium Quarterly – Spring Edition 2022

Your latest Consortium Quarterly, Spring edition is now published, use the link to read all about it


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NWLC Lexis Nexis Quarterly Bulletin for CQ7

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

Lexis Nexis Quarterly Legal Updater

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Your Monthly E-Bulletin – December 2021

And it’s a goodbye from me…

This E-Bulletin is the final edition of your monthly newsletter.
After 97 editions of this monthly bulletin, from next year we will …

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Up & Coming Courses

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Making An In -House Team More Commercial

This session is part of the NWLC Trainee Programme but is open to all.

To be presented by Clare Hardy and Robert Smith, this session will provide a practical introduction to …

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