Entries by Jodie Bradford

Recent events we’ve attended…

by Kerryn Woollett, Senior Solicitor NWL Legal recently took part in De Montfort University’s (DMU) Legal Networking Event held over 3 days from 15 to 17 November 2021. NWL Legal delivered a webinar providing students with an insight into what it’s like to work in the Legal Team at a Local Authority. Local Authorities are […]

Disposal of Local Authority Land

by Helen Lisney, Legal Officer In the current economic climate local authorities are always looking for ways to tighten their belts and may look to realise assets to enable them to continue to carry out their services. The Government policy is currently that local authorities should dispose of surplus or underused land. If a local […]

Working remotely as a Trainee Solicitor

by Lauren Sturgess, Trainee Solicitor I have been working as a trainee solicitor at North West Leicestershire District Council for five months now. I am really enjoying the position and what it entails and feel that I am now confidently settling into the position. As a trainee in any job would be, I was slightly […]

Join our team!

Senior Planning Solicitor Band G plus up to 5 market supplements £34,728 – £43,857 per annum, full time permanent contract Are you ready to step into a management role, or do you have existing management experience that you would like to continue to develop? Do you enjoy, and have significant experience in, the areas of […]

7 months and not even counting!

by Kate Hiller, Team Manager and Deputy Monitoring Officer It has been 7 months since I joined NWL Legal as the Legal Team Manager and I can honestly say that the time has flown by!  So much has happened in that time and I am proud of what we as a team have achieved over […]

Getting the Hang of Data Protection

by Rebecca Elliott, Solicitor For a long time I have found that very few people really understand the implications and requirements of Data Protection Legislation and simply add it in to agreements because they have to. This week after some work with our Data Protection Officer, Nicola, it finally clicked into place for me as […]

Top Tips for Statement Writing in Civil Proceedings for Local Authority Officers

by Kerryn Woollett, Regulatory and Enforcement Solicitor Witness statements should be written in the first person. Witness statements should follow the chronological sequence of the events. Witness statements should be divided into numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph should, as far as possible, be confined to a distinct portion of the subject. Witness statements must state: the […]

An update from NWL Legal

by Meera Patel, Trainee Solicitor The Coronavirus is giving rise to the need to adapt the way in which local authorities currently work to meet the unique challenge the pandemic presents. North West Leicestershire Legal are still available to provide up to the minute, practical advice on the usual services we cover and as a […]

Benefits of Public Service Legal Work

by Meera Patel, Trainee Solicitor Furthering the Public Good One of the main and most important reason why lawyers work in house for local authorities is because it gives them an opportunity to become involved in decisions affecting their local community. As an in-house local authority lawyer you support an important public cause – equal […]