Membership is available to any solicitor or trainee solicitor employed in local government whether full or part time.
Membership is also available to any solicitor or trainee solicitor who has been employed in local government within the last 5 years and has not worked in any other legal practice since leaving local government.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. I am a solicitor in private practice but I act on behalf of local authority clients – am I eligible to join?
A. No, but if you are a sole principal and work exclusively on behalf of local authorities you can become an Associate
Q. I work part time for a local authority and part time in private practice – am I eligible for membership?
Q. I am a qualified solicitor working for a local authority but I do not have a current practising certificate – can I still be a member of SLG?
Q. I work as a local authority lawyer and do the same work as a solicitor but I am actually a barrister or legal executive – am I eligible for membership?
A. No but you can become an Associate which has many of the same benefits
Q. I am a solicitor working in a local authority legal dept but I am employed by an agency – am I eligible to join SLG?
Q. What is the definition of ‘Local Government’?
A. ‘Local Government’ includes the following organisations;
County Borough Council
Greater London Authority
Joint Local Authority Boards
Housing Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMO)
Passenger Transport Executives or Authorities
Transport for London
Police Authorities & Police Forces
Fire & Civil Defence Authorities
National Parks Authorities
A Development Corporation
The London Development Agency
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
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