Welcome to SLG Focused on supporting and representing all solicitors in local government.
If you are a solicitor or trainee solicitor employed in local government in England & Wales, you are eligible to be a member of SLG.
An introduction to SLG
Solicitors in Local Government Limited is the professional association which represents the 4,000 local government solicitors and trainees in England and Wales. Read more
The structure of SLG
SLG's work is co-ordinated by the National Executive Committee and there are nine regional Branches which provide training, hold seminars and events and help to organise Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in your area. Read more
As a member of SLG you will be part of a long established and dedicated organisation, which is specifically tailored to represent and promote the interests of solicitors and trainees in local government. Read more
Trainee solicitors are actively encouraged to participate and sign up to full membership of SLG. Read more
Latest additions to the Knowledge Network
- WES 2013 - Plenary Session 2 - Minefields for LA Lawyers - A guide to getting through the day in one piece - Peter Keith-lucas and Olwen Dutton.pdf
- LLG Bulletin No.5 - May 10 2013
- LLG Bulletin No.4 - May 2 2013
LGG training courses
LGG is the leading legal training provider for local authorities. It is managed jointly by SLG and ACSeS on your behalf. View available courses.
Chair's Blog - March 2013
A couple of meetings of the Shadow Board of Lawyers in Local Government have taken place and it is proposed that all current members of ACSeS and SLG will be automatically transferred to LLG, allowing everyone present to vote at the first AGM at Warwick on the 22nd March. Membership will then be confirmed through the process of writing to the monitoring officer or head of service for each authority to ask them to confirm that they wish themselves and their authority’s relevant staff to be members of LLG. The new Board of LLG will then meet in April, followed by further meetings in July and then October.
Phil McCourt, President of ACseS, and I will be sending a joint letter to Branches in respect of the Branch representation on the Board. Some branches have already held joint branch meetings and have appointed interim Branch representatives. As regards the Special Activity Areas, existing SLG Special Interest Groups are organised on a branch or national structure, and it is intended that we arrange for those members and interested members to come together, either through the website, directly or through a meeting of branch chairs where those structures exist, to agree a national lead and Board Member together with a deputy. The exception will be representatives for the Junior Professionals Division, where expressions of interest will be invited and selection carried out by the Board (similar to that of SLG in respect of trainee and junior solicitors now).
As regards local government generally I am happy to note the Red Tape Initiative of the SRA and the fact that the SRA propose that local authorities should be able to charge charities for undertaking legal work. It is certainly a step in the right direction.
The final NEC meeting of SLG was held in February and thanks were recorded to all the SLG members, both past and present, who had contributed to the work of SLG. Thanks were also recorded to the Law Society for their support of the important work that solicitors in local government do. The WES is almost upon us and I hope that it is one that will be remembered for a very long time.
I am looking forward to seeing you there.
Solicitors in Local Government
Letter from Chair of SLG and President of ACSeS sets out arrangements for transition to the new organisation
The History of Solicitors in Local Government 1947-2012 by John Emms
Working together to promote pro bono opportunities in local government.
A monthly selection of case comments, specialist articles and legislation digests from Sweet & Maxwell.
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