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Government Departments: Legal Payments

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made by the Home Office to (1) Clifford Chance, (2) Freshfields, (3) Slaughter and May,(4) Allen and Overy, and (5) Linklaters, in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, and (d) 2011-12; and to what those payments related.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

The payments made by the Home Department to Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Slaughter and May, Allen and Ovary, and Linklaters, in the past four financial years and what they related to are as follows:

Company Name Payments in2008-09 (£s) Payments in 2009-10 (£s) Payments in 2010-11 (£s) Payments in 2011-12 (£s) Services Provided
Clifford Chance Nil Nil Nil Nil
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Nil Nil Nil £ 89,677 Legal advice relating to the closure of the Forensic Science Service
Slaughter and May Nil Nil Nil £4,752 State aid advice to Forensic Science Service
Allen and Overy Nil Nil Nil Nil
Linklaters Nil Nil Nil £169,798 State aid advice to Forensic Science Service

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