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Local authorities are to be consulted on new qualifications for local government lawyers.
An email consultation will be sent to all the local authorities in England and Wales.
It will detail a proposed expansion of the existing Diploma in Local Government Law to provide a wider foundation level for newcomers to local governance.
A certificate in particular specialisms for experienced solicitors is also proposed, along with a diploma for deputy monitoring officers and a qualification for scrutiny officers.
As first reported by The Lawyer (24 July 2006), the idea is the brainchild of Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS) president Meic Sullivan-Gould, borough solicitor and monitoring officer for the London Borough of Hackney.
ACSeS is in the process of commissioning training providers for the qualification.