Local Authority Services
With limited budgets and ongoing cuts it's difficult for local authorities to secure the legal expertise they need at a price they can afford in niche areas of law.
At Clapham & Collinge, we have staff from local authority backgrounds who have worked in-house covering planning and highways, employment and property matters as well as specialist lawyers covering all areas of law who will work closely with you to understand your aims and provide the support you need to deliver the services required at rates you can afford.
Our ex in-house local authority lawyers are aware of the difficulties in finding experienced public sector lawyers and the pitfalls of having to rely on locum assistance which can be unreliable and lack the experience claimed. Avoiding locums also means you save the time and energy spent getting them onto your systems, training and in non-chargeable time.
We already support in-house legal teams at local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire by providing resilience services in the form of covering overflow work and holiday cover. This helps them to maintain consistent and effective legal advice as and when it's needed without the need to outsource all work or employ additional staff or locums.