SOLICITOR Denise Thompson takes over next week as head of legal at Blackburn Borough Council.
She joins from neighbouring Burnley where she was a senior solicitor, responsible for litigation and all non-conveyancing matters.
Thompson, who was articled with Wokingham Borough Council, will be legal service practice manager and solicitor. She will be responsible for preparing the authority for CCT. Blackburn has already re-organised its legal section.