Legal expenditure

FOI request reference: CAS-67540-V3K4P5
Publication date: April 2021

Request
I would like to know the amount of money your department spent on the services of external law firms and barristers for the year ending March 31st 2020.

Please exclude legal services provided by the Government Legal Department. However, please include legal services that the Government Legal Department has outsourced to a third party.

You can approximate spending levels, i.e. if you are not able to provide the exact figures, please give us your best estimate.

Please note that the figure we have requested should exclude spending by your department on the GLD (Government Legal Department) and its predecessor the TSoL (Treasury Solicitor’s Department).
Outcome
Information provided.
Response
The amount we spent on legal expenses (excluding the Government Legal Department) amounted to £59,949 for the year April 2019 to March 2020.