Spending on External Law Firms and Barristers

FOI request reference: F0057228
Publication date: June 2019

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 2019.

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

Successful

Response

The amount we spent on legal expenses (excluding the Government Legal Department) amounted to £20,468 for the year April 2018 to March 2019.