Entries by Jodie Bradford

A blog from our Senior Property Solicitor

by Kerrie Culverwell, Senior Property Solicitor As I start to wrap up for the eagerly anticipated Christmas and New Year break, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the last seven weeks of my starting with North West Leicestershire District Council (NWL Legal). My previous role was also in a Local Authority, but this […]

The new world of Legal Apprenticeships

by Kate Hiller, Legal Team Manager This year we embarked on recruiting our new trainee and found that the world of legal qualifications had changed, and we were now looking for a legal apprentice.  With support from our colleagues in HR and our chosen training provider, we navigated our way through a new way of […]

Entitlement to the Right to Buy

by Helen Lisney, Legal Officer The  Right to Buy is governed by Part V of the Housing Act 1985 (the Act). Section 118 of the Act states that a secure tenant has the right to buy, subject to the certain conditions and exceptions. What is a secure tenant? Section 79 of the Act provides that […]

Getting a Contract from Start to Finish

by Kate Hiller, Legal Services Team Manager When our clients have a contract that they need, they often come to us with an idea of what they want but it is worth remembering that they may not know what is involved in getting a contract over the line.  Drafting or reviewing a contract is only […]

Fixed Recoverable Costs & the Intermediate Track

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor Changes to costs are being introduce from 1 October 2023. Part of this reform, is the creation of a new fourth litigation track, the intermediate track, which will deal with claims worth between £25,000 and £100,000. The changes are being introduced by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023. Implementation […]

Apprentice Solicitor blog!

by Charlotte Smith, Apprentice Solicitor I’m coming up to the end of my third week with the NWL Legal Team, and what an amazing experience it has been so far! I feel like I have been taken under the wing of the team and have learned so much from them already in such a short […]

My Intern Experience at NWL Legal

by Manisha Khadka, Legal Intern I joined NWL Legal on 31 July as part of the NTU Graduate Internship Scheme, I am with the team for a total of 7 weeks to learn about local government and gain experience of how the internal legal team here at NWLDC provides critical legal support and advice to […]

We are looking for a Property Solicitor

Permanent Property Lawyer (Part time)  £41,732 – £46,474 pro-rata (inclusive of a market supplement) + £2,856 per annum car allowance  East Midlands  Hybrid Working About the Property Lawyer role: We have teamed up with Sellick Partnership who are assisting us to find our newest member of the NWL Legal team. We are looking for enthusiastic […]

Are you interested in joining the team?

Permanent Senior Planning Lawyer  £41,732 – £46,474 (inclusive of a market supplement) + £2,856 per annum car allowance  East Midlands  Hybrid Working About the Planning Lawyer role: We have teamed up with Sellick Partnership who are assisting us to find our newest member of the NWL Legal team. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with […]

Navigating the Brave New World of Subsidy Control

by Kate Hiller, Legal Services Team Manager At NWL Legal we’ve been looking at how we ensure that our council is compliant with the new Subsidy Control Act 2022 provisions that came into force this month.  Although a lot of it has not come as a surprise, getting your head around the new rules and […]