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About LGSS Law


    

    

LGSS Law Ltd is a Social Enterprise law firm specialising in the Public Sector

LGSS Law Ltd is a highly-regarded team of innovative and experienced legal professionals who together provide cost-effective legal advice and assistance to a range of public and not for profit sector clients. Originally formed in April 2015 from the merger of two County Council legal teams, LGSS Law has steadily expanded due to increasing demand for its services and now comprises approximately 150 team members who are divided into specialist teams located across a network of four branch offices in Huntingdon, Cambridge, Northampton and Bedfordshire (Shefford).

LGSS Law Ltd is a ‘Social Enterprise Law Firm’ one of the first of its kind to be established in the UK it is wholly owned by public bodies and has a different structure to that of an ordinary commercial law firm. We are unique amongst law firms in that we’re owned by our clients and we don’t have ‘Partners’ which ensures that we’re run for the benefit of the clients we serve. We have our roots in the provision of legal services to local authorities and a significant proportion of our work remains within this sector. However, over recent years our client base has grown and widened to include more than one hundred organisations across the public and not for profit sectors including, Local Authorities, Clincial Commissioning Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services.

We have a number of job opportunities available at LGSS Law Ltd please see our Current Vacancies.

Our Commitment to Quality

As part of our commitment to providing a quality assured service, LGSS Law has been awarded by the Law society’s LEXCEL quality assurance standard. The LEXCEL practice management standard is only awarded to organisations who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

LEXCEL accredited organisations undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management. We constantly monitor our services to ensure that we are always providing you with the highest quality service possible.


Employee Benefits

Flexible Working
LGSS Law Ltd is committed to supporting employees in managing their work life balance. LGSS Law Ltd’s flexible working practices allow employees (depending on service needs) to be flexible in terms of working hours, number of hours and work location. Further information can be found on LGSS Law Ltd’s intranet.

Leave Arrangements
In addition to annual leave, LGSS Law Ltd provides time off, with or without pay as appropriate, to undertake public duties, or for compassionate reasons. 

Benefits
LGSS Law Ltd currently offers a range of non-contractual personal benefits - including a Cycle to Work Scheme, a Holiday Purchase Scheme, a Childcare Voucher Salary Sacrifice Scheme, and discounted gym membership. 

Business Travel
LGSS Law Ltd’s travel rates are available from your line manager, or are available on LGSS Law Ltd’s intranet. Claims should be submitted monthly for payment, and LGSS Law Ltd reserves the right to withhold payment for claims that are over 2 months old.

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
LGSS Law provides membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to employees aged under 75 who have a contract of employment that is for at least 3 months. 

As this applies to you, you will be automatically entered into membership of the LGPS for the job detailed in the attached Written Statement of Particulars, if you do not wish to remain a member of the pension scheme you have the right to opt out.

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