Introduction by the Executive Director of LGSS Law Ltd
“LGSS Law Ltd is a ‘social enterprise law firm’.
We are one of the first of our kind to be established in the UK, 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 are owned by our clients and we don’t have ‘Partners’ which ensures that we are run for the benefit of the clients we serve.
LGSS Law Ltd was granted its licence on the 30 March 2015 and began trading as a law firm from the 1 April 2015. LGSS Law Ltd is wholly owned by Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Central Bedfordshire Council.
Our roots are in the provision of legal services to Local Authorities with a significant proportion of our work remaining 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 Commissiong Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services.
In response to the growing demand for legal services in the public sector, and the legislation brought in by both the Local Government Act 2003 and importantly the Legal Services Act 2007, Public Sector Organisations may now set up and own law firms licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide legal services to a wide range of organisations.