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Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) Awards – June 9, 2023

13 June 2023 | Category

nplaw had a very successful night at the Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) Awards in Birmingham on Friday 9 June! nplaw had finalists in three categories: – Junior Lawyer of the Year – Sebastian Teterra and Jennifer Batten – Lawyer of the Year – Jennifer Batten – Team of the Year – nplaw Leadership Team… Read more >

CASE STUDY – Melissa Symes

11 April 2023 | Category

Joined nplaw in January of 2020, just before the pandemic Solicitor – Governance Team Tell us about your career journey My first career was in the emergency services. I then studied law as a mature student after which I spent time as a paralegal with an insurance broker. I then trained at a regional commercial… Read more >

Trainee Grand Day Out!

11 April 2023 | Category

Our team of trainee solicitors had a great educational trip to our local courts’ open day on 6th April. We listened to some fascinating talks, observed mock trials and sentencing and took a trip to the cells, amongst other things. It was really interesting to get out and about and to have the opportunity to… Read more >

Congratulations to Jordan!

11 April 2023 | Category

Jordan Hulse has been appointed as the new Junior National Lead for Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) at the AGM in March 2023. Jordan is a solicitor in nplaw’s Planning Team, having undertaken his training contract with us and qualified in December 2022. We are delighted that Jordan will be taking up this role, as… Read more >

Lexcel quality mark full reaccreditation

11 April 2023 | Category

nplaw, the County Council’s in-house legal team, has been successfully reaccredited for Lexcel by an independent assessor. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark which assures clients that the practice is well run and provides a good service. The assessor scrutinised nplaw’s policies, procedures and some sample files on-site, confirming that nplaw continues… Read more >

New Apprentices!

20 March 2023 | Category

We have some new solicitor apprentices! We are really pleased to announce that several of nplaw’s Legal Officers have been selected to join our fast-growing apprenticeship/trainee solicitor team as graduate entry apprentices. They are William Elliott, Molly Wones, Cullen Walsh and Lizzie Baker, who join our existing apprentices, Oliver Forster-Vets and Sophie Lowe. All will… Read more >

Empty Homes Conference – 25 May 2023

15 March 2023 | Category

nplaw will once again be attending the Empty Homes Network Conference on 25th May 2023 in Birmingham. Two of our senior lawyers, Rachel Garwood and Jennifer Batten, will be talking about “Why Compulsory Purchase Orders Fail”. There have been a couple of high-profile cases over the last few months where Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) have… Read more >

Empty Homes: Legal Solutions

14 March 2023 | Category

Fiona Anthony and Jennifer Batten will be delivering training in Bristol on 28th June 2023 to empty homes officers, hosted by Finders International. They will look at legal solutions to empty homes and consider the advantages and disadvantages of the options available. After covering the key features of Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs) and the… Read more >