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Ahmad will also make the revamped panel available for the use of other local councils in the region.
He said: “The panels have proved a great success for ;Birmingham ;and other neighbouring West Midlands local authorities.
“We are therefore likely to include the ability for other local authorities to use the next panel as a mechanism to ensure better shared legal services across the sector.”
Birmingham held its last panel review four years ago. “This is the third renewal process,” added Ahmad.
In April 2007, Birmingham City Council’s in-house legal team set itself the target of reaching a trading surplus of £500,000 within three years. The council’s lawyers also work for external clients such as businesses, schools, other local authorities and developers.