IN FULL: Cherie Booth QC legal advice on appointing David McElhinney interim cheif executive of Liverpool council
Today I've reported how Liverpool council did not follow a key part of legal advice from Cherie Booth QC designed to protect against the conflict of interest created when it appointed a temporary chief executive.
David McElhinney, boss of Liverpool Direct Limited - a joint venture between the council and BT which costs taxpayers £70m a year - was made interim chief executive of the council last year.
Ms Booth, wife of former PM Tony Blair, was asked to advise on the "lawfulness" of the appointment because Mr McElhinney is paid a bonus by BT which is dependent on the amount of money the council spends with the telecoms giant.
I've uploaded the legal advice as a PDF document which you can download here: Cherie_Booth_advice.pdf