Issue details

Barristers Framework

Legal Services instruct barristers on behalf of client departments for a range of legal work including housing and general litigation, planning litigation and child-care proceedings as well as others. Since 2012 Lambeth and Southwark have operated a joint barristers’ framework, and this will expire on 31 August 2020.

The Council now seeks to access another existing framework over the coming four years to enable Legal Services’ officers to instruct barristers and ensure continuity of business.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/08/2020

Decision due: 3 Sep 2020 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance

Lead director: Director of Legal and Governance

Department: Chief Executive

Contact: Andrew Pavlou, Principal Lawyer, Governance Email: Tel: 020 7926 2506.