Council legal teams create own practice

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  • Not before time

    Councils are being pushed to team up on service delivery under Gershon, but council leaders are on the whole scared of actually allowing innovation.

    Lincolnshire's initiative is a fantastic idea, but even in promoting it they have had to play it down its significance to avoid scaring local politicians. Let's hope local government lawyers can read between the lines.

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  • Promotion

    I agree with the last poster. Even though this is an initiative that needs attention from potential clients for it to pay off, 'Lincolnshire Shared Legal Service' is about the dullest and most unmarketable name they could possibly have come up with for it. Doubtless they've saddled themselves with it to avoid seeming 'flashy'..

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  • Job

    Does anyone know how much they're paying for the service management vacancy? I heard it's much more than band rate - can anyone confirm?

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  • Practice Director Salary

    The Practice Director salary is c. £100k and the post is currently being advertised in the jobs section - closing date 2nd June.

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  • Council teams

    Congratulations on this initiative. Hopefully this will develop into the preferred choice as well as offering lawyers an alternative career path, and more importantly, the profits will be diverted from fat cat partners at some of the firms tendering for this type of work.

    Best of Luck

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  • Interested to know how the jobs are made competitive for lawyers in this authority and others which are now hoping to run on this model. Are these council lawyers exempt from single status job evaluation - which would hold down pay in a way not seen in the private sector?

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