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Treasury Legal Services Expenditure

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This is a statement of legal services expenditure by The Treasury, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.
 

2019-20  
Number of counsel briefed 4
External expenditure on counsel $19,592
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $2,439
External expenditure on professional fees $3,117,588
Total external legal services expenditure $3,139,619
Internal expenditure on legal services $2,436,700
Total external and internal expenditure $5,576,319

 

2018-19  
Number of counsel briefed 0
External expenditure on counsel $0
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $5,410
External expenditure on professional fees $2,346,953
Total external legal services expenditure $2,352,363
Internal expenditure on legal services $2,088,423
Total external and internal expenditure $4,440,786

The following statements of legal services expenditure by The Treasury, were published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005.
 

2017-18  
External expenditure on counsel $3,818
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $11,196
External expenditure on professional fees $3,690,168
Total external legal services expenditure $3,705,182
Internal expenditure on legal services $1,868,531
Total external and internal expenditure $5,573,713

 

2016-17  
External expenditure on counsel $38,062
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $223,819
External expenditure on professional fees $1,654,317
Total external legal services expenditure $1,916,198
Internal expenditure on legal services $1,946,490
Total external and internal expenditure $3,862,687

 

2015-16  
External expenditure on counsel $36,957
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $4,609
External expenditure on professional fees $1,697,246
Total external legal services expenditure $1,738,812
Internal expenditure on legal services $1,790,797
Total external and internal expenditure $3,529,609

 

2014-15  
External expenditure on counsel $22,867
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $47,643
External expenditure on professional fees $1,467,180
Total external legal services expenditure $1,537,690
Internal expenditure on legal services $1,526,335
Total external and internal expenditure $3,064,025

 

2013-14  
External expenditure on counsel $28,874
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $4,071
External expenditure on professional fees $770,493
Total external legal services expenditure $803,438
Internal expenditure on legal services $1,681,375
Total external and internal expenditure $2,484,813

 

2012-13  
External expenditure on counsel $215,450
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $43,504
External expenditure on professional fees $2,142,951
Total external legal services expenditure $2,401,905
Internal expenditure on legal services $427,562
Total external and internal expenditure $2,829,468

 

2011-12  
External expenditure on counsel $3,475
External disbursements (excluding counsel) $43,349
External expenditure on professional fees $2,030,572
Total external legal services expenditure $2,077,396
Internal expenditure on legal services $376,895
Total external and internal expenditure $2,454,291

 

2010-11

 

Total legal services expenditure including disbursements

$2,331,257

Total external legal services expenditure including disbursements

$1,847,979

External expenditure on solicitors

$1,828,486

External expenditure on counsel

$19,493

Total internal legal services expenditure including disbursements

$483,278

 

2009-10

 

Total legal services expenditure including disbursements

$5,484,066

Total external legal services expenditure including disbursements

$5,005,170

External expenditure on solicitors

$4,935,291

External expenditure on counsel

$69,879

Total internal legal services expenditure including disbursements

$478,896

 

2008-09

 

Total legal services expenditure including disbursements

$4,512,972

Total external legal services expenditure including disbursements

$4,081,853

External expenditure on solicitors

$3,935,052

External expenditure on counsel

$146,800

Number of female counsel briefed

3

Value of briefs to female counsel

$11,243

Number of male counsel briefed

9

Value of briefs to male counsel

$135,556

Total internal legal services expenditure including disbursements

$431,119

 

2007-08

 

Total legal services expenditure including disbursements

$1,375,168

Total external legal services expenditure including disbursements

$1,362,731

External expenditure on solicitors

$1,261,987

External expenditure on counsel

$100,744

Number of female counsel briefed

1

Value of briefs to female counsel

$10,908

Number of male counsel briefed

4

Value of briefs to male counsel

$89,836

Total internal legal services expenditure including disbursements

$12,436

 

2006-07

 

Total legal services expenditure including disbursements

$1,544,060

Total external legal services expenditure including disbursements

$1,544,060

External expenditure on solicitors

$1,426,936

External expenditure on counsel

$117,124

Number of female counsel briefed

1

Value of briefs to female counsel

$27,254

Number of male counsel briefed

7

Value of briefs to male counsel

$89,870

Total internal legal services expenditure including disbursements

Nil