Decision details

Inter Authority Agreement for Legal Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the extension of Inter Authority Agreements.




(1)            Barnet Council’s continuing commitment to the shared legal practice be welcomed, noting their wish to continue the arrangement for a further 5 years;


(2)            Slough Borough Council be advised of Harrow’s ongoing willingness to provide their legal services; and


(3)            the Director of Legal and Governance Services, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Performance, Communications & Customer Experience, be authorised to agree an extension to the Inter Authority Agreement with the London Borough of Barnet until 2027 and with Slough Borough Council for a period of up to five years. 


Reason for Decision: The initial agreement was for 5 years and had been extended until 2022 and the proposal was to further extend until 2027. The indications were that Slough was happy with the service, and so authority was sought to extend the arrangement.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Director of Legal and Governance Services

Publication date: 14/10/2022

Date of decision: 13/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/10/2022

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