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Latest updates and opinions from the team

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 […]

Do I Need a Public Consultation?

This note provides guidance to Officers on when they should carry out a public consultation when they are making changes to services or implementing a project. It also sets out the principles that need to be followed in order for a consultation to be appropriate and lawful. Do I need to consult? There are three […]