Legal Department of the Future Project

Publish date: 10/05/2019

Last chance to take part in the Survey examining how the changes to the structure of local government and other public sector legal teams are affecting lawyers' career and development prospects and their morale and attitudes in general

LLG are pleased to announce the launch of the next instalment of the Legal Department of the Future project produced by the Local Government Lawyer.

At the heart of the project is a survey of public sector lawyers looking at how the changes to the structure of local government and other public sector legal teams are affecting lawyers' career and development prospects and their morale and attitudes in general. It also aims to identify what steps employers can take to address any concerns that emerge. The outcomes of the survey will be used by LLG to inform its membership services as well as feeding directly into two of our national campaigns on the Golden Triangle (the Monitoring officer, CEO/Head of Paid Service and 151 Officer (finance) relationship) and the National Graduate Recruitment campaign.

The survey builds on earlier research published in 2016, the results of which can be seen at www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/ldotf.

The survey of public sector lawyers is being supplemented by a survey of legal department management to ascertain the future shape and direction of in-house public sector legal teams. You will be able to access the results and analysis of both surveys in the Summer.

If you are a lawyer working in the public sector, I would be very grateful if you could spare around 15 minutes to complete the survey. The link to do so is:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ldotf2019 All participants will be entered into a draw to win £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers

Questions are not compulsory and the results will be published only in aggregated and anonymised form. You do not need to provide your contact or other details on the survey if you wish.

Should you have any queries on the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Philip Hoult, Editor, Editor, Local Government Lawyer and Public Law Today. Alternatively feel free to contact me at Helen@llg.org.uk