Please could you provide me with the expenditures in each of the last five financial years on:
1. Your in-house legal team (if you have one). Please could this be given for each of the past five financial years?
2. Your external legal expenditure to include payments for external legal advisors or arms-length shared legal service team (if appropriate). Again, please could this be broken down for each of the past five financial years?
3. In relation to the external legal expenditure, please could you provide a breakdown for each of the past five years as to how much was spent per area of council business? For example: planning = £1,000, education = £2,000, HR= £1,000.
Our response is provided in the Legal Expenditure 2014 – 2019 spreadsheet