About Us

More About LGSS Law Ltd

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 100 Organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors including, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services.

LGSS was set up as a Shared Service in October 2010 between Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council to provide legal services to the two founding Councils and also to a range of external clients in the public and not for profit sector.

In March 2015 LGSS Law was granted the ability to become a company owned by Non-Lawyers as an; ‘Alternative Business Structure’ (ABS) and became LGSS Law Ltd on 1st April 2015, wholly owned by Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils.

In April 2016 Central Bedfordshire Council joined LGSS Law as our third local authority owner. LGSS Law Ltd now employs nearly 140 members of staff within specialist legal teams and provides services to more than 100 Organisations across the public and not for profit sectors.

 Our Values

Proactive

Positive and enthusiastic

Professional and business like

Serving our communities

Resilient

Client focused

Prepared to go the extra mile

Possessing integrity

Innovative and bold

Inspirational and passionate