EM LawShare

Tackling local authority legal and recruitment challenges by forming innovative partnerships

EM LawShare is the Legal Services consortium for public bodies based in and around the East Midlands.  We are proud to be a member of the same sharing the ethos that being part of a team provides for the effective delivery of legal services.

The EM Development Network

Most local government legal departments find it difficult to recruit and retain the high calibre lawyers they need, at all levels, from trainees and newly qualified staff to highly experienced professionals.

The EM Development Network is a collaborative approach to meeting these challenges, with a proven track record of success. The Development Network includes local authorities and law firms specialising in local government law. The approach is adaptable to your specific circumstances – at it’s core, this is about thinking creatively to meet the challenges you face.

We are delighted to have collaborated with our working partners at Browne Jacobson LLP, Coventry County Council and EM Law Share on the production of the first of many Development Network Brochures.  As a Legal Department we are passionate not only about the recruitment of talented Solicitors but also the support we give to them to develop to be the best that they can be.

The idea behind the Development Network is to help tackle the difficulties of local authority legal recruitment and retention by innovative partnership from the recruitment stage right through to individual development.   It is our firm belief that the benefit is two fold in that enhanced development opportunities results in a higher skilled work force for the legal team but we are also able to offer staff an experience that is as interesting and engaging as possible to give them the best opportunities for the future.