Entries by Jodie Bradford

Recent application to enter premises under s.22 of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949

by Lauren Sturgess, Trainee Solicitor At the beginning of August 2022, I attended Leicester Magistrates’ Court to apply for a warrant to enter premises on behalf of North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). The application was made under s.22 of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 by virtue of s.25 of the Leicestershire […]

NWL Legal Virtual Work Experience Week 5 – 9 September

by Jodie Bradford, Legal Practice Manager Week commencing 5 September saw our very first (and not last!) virtual work experience week. The programme was open to aspiring solicitors studying law at University and was well attended by a variety of students. The team put on 10 sessions throughout the week on different aspects of working […]

The Parish Fair

by Jodie Bradford, Legal Practice Manager NWL Legal attended the Parish Fair on Tuesday, 27 September. The Parish Fair is an annual event organised by North West Leicestershire District Council attended by our local Parish/Town Councillors and Clerks. The fair provides an opportunity for the Clerks and Councillors to stop by and have a chat […]

The Public Sector Equality Duty and the Councils housing function

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) sets out the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). It requires public authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to: eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act; advance equality of […]

We are recruiting a part-time Property Lawyer…

Senior Property Solicitor Band G plus up to 6 market supplements £21,201 – £27,388 per annum (annual equivalent salary £35,336 – £45,648 per annum) plus annual car allowance of £2,856 Part-time permanent contract, 21¾ hours per week Are you ready to step into your first management role, or do you have existing management experience that you […]

We are looking for a Planning Lawyer…

Senior Planning Solicitor Band G plus 4 market supplements, £38,553 – £43,570 per annum 36.25 hrs per week, £2,856 per annum car allowance and £3,000 per annum ‘Golden Hello’ (payable annually for the first 3 years subject to satisfactory performance) Full time permanent contract Are you a Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England […]

Dangerous Walls

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor There are a number of rock/brick walls across North West Leicestershire, which are over one hundred years old. These walls may look nice and be part of the area’s history, though due to their age, they are falling into disrepair and have the potential to become dangerous. When a structure […]

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licencing

by Lauren Sturgess, Trainee Solicitor Whilst working as a trainee solicitor at North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) I have been able to experience the law, regulations and requirements around Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licencing for Local Authorities, whilst working alongside our litigation, regulatory and enforcement solicitor. So far this experience has included attending […]

Private channels subject to Freedom of Information

by Nicola Taylor, Data Protection Officer The pandemic has changed how we work and how we communicate with each other. Notably, the use of private channels of communication has increased enormously which raises the question, where do these channels fit in terms of the current information and data regulations? In short, any information that exists within private […]