A blog from our newest member of the team!

by Emma Lant, Generalist Solicitor

I am delighted to have recently accepted my offer of employment with North West Leicestershire District Council (NWL Legal), and am already nearly a week into my new career! I am undertaking the newly created role of Generalist Solicitor, where I will be providing assistance to the Legal Team on a range of matters, working across the various legal sectors and services provided by NWL Legal. I will be involved with matters such as reviewing the Council’s Constitution to ensure compliance with its terms, researching legal topics as and when required, providing advice on a wide range of local government law and governance, as well as assisting with planning applications, reviewing contracts, property transactions, and more. My role will see me undertake work for both in-house services across the Council, and external clients (including other local authorities).

This will be a varied role which I am eager to settle into, and develop my skills and knowledge. I have previously worked in a legal department of the Civil Service, and in private practice, and I hope the experience of working in these quite different areas will set me up well for this very wide-ranging new chapter.

My first impressions are that this is an enthusiastic team with a wealth of knowledge of their chosen subject areas, and I will certainly benefit from learning from the vast experience of the team. I am looking forward to getting to know my colleagues in the coming weeks and months; I have already been fortunate to attend some team meetings, both in person and on MS Teams, which have been great to see how the team operates, and I have received a warm welcome from everyone.

If you would like to instruct a member of the Legal Team, please email legal@nwleicestershire.gov.uk, or would like to find out any more about the services which are offered, please use the link here.