London Borough of Barnet

Joint Legal Service

Barnet runs a joint legal service with the London Borough of Harrow, known as HB Public Law.

The shared service is operated by Harrow and provides legal advice to both Harrow and Barnet councils.



  • savings on accommodation costs and management costs
  • less work needing to be sent to external legal firms
  • raising income from additional sources, through any excess capacity within HB Public Law being sold to other organisations


  • an improved quality of service through access to a greater range of skills and expertise

How decisions were made

A Business Case which recommended the creation of a shared legal service with the London Borough of Harrow was reviewed and approved by the Cabinet Resources Committee on 4 April 2012.

First Contact

North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 2000

Fax: 0870 889 7458