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Peterborough City Council legal chief Mark Hynes has taken on the challenge of transforming Lambeth Council as its new director of legal and democratic services.
Hynes is currently City solicitor and monitoring officer at the council and is expected to move to London to take up his new post early in 2005. “I’m joining the authority at rock bottom, and legal services will play a key role in turning that around,” said Hynes, pointing to the fact that Lambeth was given a ‘poor’ rating in its 2002 Comprehensive Performance Assessment. Councils can be rated ‘poor’, ‘weak’, ‘fair’, ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
Lambeth is London’s largest borough, covering Brixton, Clapham, Norwood, Streatham and Waterloo. Its previous legal head Jed Curren has moved to the London Borough of Merton as chief executive.
Prior to Peterborough, Hynes worked at Warwickshire County Council and Port Talbot Borough Council, as well as spending four years with Eversheds.
During his three years at Peterborough, Hynes has been heavily involved in a number of PFI projects and the regeneration of the city centre.