Legal services

The legal services benchmarking club collects staffing (central & local) and cost data for the legal services function in order to derive the number of charged hours and the cost per charged hour.

Data is collected in the following areas: 

  • caseload by type of work
  • care proceedings
  • work for/by other local authorities
  • work for other bodies
  • charging rates
  • staff composition.

We then compare the legal cost and FTE per 1,000 population of the authority and per £1,000 gross revenue turnover for the authority.

What do you get?

Join and you'll benefit from:

  • clearly defined and well-presented questionnaires
  • helpline and e-mail service
  • detailed comparative reports
  • club database, interactive report, collated text question
  • access to review meetings.
  • Complete the 2016 membership form


Legal Example Questionnaire 2015

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Legal Example Report 2015

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