YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 60; March 2018

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Your 2018 Annual Training Event will take place on Tuesday 2nd October at the Saints Rugby Stadium in St Helens.

We are currently developing our event programme in conjunction with our partner firm, Weightmans, who are supporting us this year.

As the programme emerges we will publish it to the website courses area, but you can reserve your place right now by going to the website at

Consortium Reporting Results – First Half Year 2017/18
How are we doing?

Each half year we are collecting reports from the firms appointed to the Solicitors Framework.

In the first half of 2017/18 the total overall spend through the framework from Consortium member organisations was in excess of £2 million.

The total number of commissions through the solicitors framework in the same period more than doubled compared to the full year last year.

On this basis the savings in fees alone to Consortium member organisations was in excess
of £400k.

Apprenticeships – Can you Assist?

Cumbria County Council is looking to offer Paralegal and Solicitor Apprenticeships in the near future. Their initial framework was sent out for procurement but they have so far not had any interest from providers. They are currently making further enquiries with providers.

If other Local Authorities have secured a provider or are currently going through this process
they would be grateful if you could contact them to discuss.

Please contact Charlotte by email:


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