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 2017.
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, you can 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).
I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request and we are pleased to be able to provide this information to you.
The National Archives spent £14,272.90 on the services of external law firms and barristers for the year ending 31st March 2017.