Meet the LGSS Law Ltd – Management Team
Quentin Baker- Director of Law & Governance
Quentin has overall responsibility for the services provided by LGSS Law and leads on the provision of legal support to high profile matters and those relating to corporate governance. Quentin has worked as a Lawyer in the public sector for twenty years and has considerable experience of advising on matters of corporate and ethical governance as well as local authority companies and collaborative ventures.
Personal Assistant: Barbara Warsap
Phone: 01223 728405
Suzy Edge- Head of Community Law
Suzy Edge is the Head of Community Services Law which advises clients on the law relating to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Suzy qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and joined LGSS Law in 1998, becoming Team Manager for the Childcare Lawyers in 2007. Suzy specializes in child protection and adoption work and has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2002.
Jennifer Lee – Head of Childcare, Adult & Education
Jennifer transferred to LGSS Law when Central Bedfordshire Council became an owner of the company in April 2016. Qualifying as a Solicitor in 2000 and working in private practice and local authority legal departments, specialising in Child Protection and Social Care Law. Jennifer’s role as Senior Solicitor involves advice and representation in childcare care proceedings and services to vulnerable adults.
Phone: 01223 729192
Mobile: 07833 403144
Michael Kelly- Head of Property & Planning
Michael has very recently joined LGSS Law Ltd on an interim basis to cover maternity leave for our existing Head of Property and Planning. Michael has extensive Planning and Regeneration experience including planning and highways agreements and Compulsory Purchase (Highways and Housing) schemes, planning enforcement injunctions and Judicial Review. He has considerable experience in a public sector management role advising committees officers and member briefings. Michael has also worked in private practice on a number of Transport Work Acts infrastructure projects for Network Rail for the West Coast Main Line and for Transport for London for and the Docklands Light Railway Schemes and Thames Bridge River Crossing and more recently on Phase one of the High Speed rail link.
Phone: 01604 364286
Mobile: 07990 634711
Fiona McMillan- Head of District & Parish Council Law, Litigation & Contracts and Procurement
Fiona joined LGSS Law in February 2016 to head up our new team working with Districts and Parish Councils. She is a very experienced former Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council, with over eighteen years’ experience of working with District and Parish Councils. She is extremely knowledgeable on governance, ethical standards and code of conduct, planning, housing, licensing, employment, and environmental health, council decision-making and constitutional issues.
Fiona and her team will travel to any council in the Eastern and Midlands area to attend council meetings or give advice in person or remotely to officers. The team is able to provide either one-off ad hoc advice or more regular advice, including offering interim or longer-term support on site for all your legal and governance requirements.
Fiona also manages the LGSS Law Litigation team and currently the Contracts and Procurement team.
Lynne Owen- Practice Manager (Operations)
Lynne joined LGSS Law Ltd in July 2016, having worked within the legal profession for twenty years and having extensive experience in Practice Management. Lynne is the Practice Manager (Operations) with responsibility for all operational aspects of LGSS Law Ltd, including the Operations Team, Legal Compliance and Accreditations, comprising the Law Society’s Lexcel Management Standards.
Jeremy Wright- Finance Manager (Operations)
Jeremy joined LGSS Law in December 2015 and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He has considerable experience in financial management in staff-intensive organisations in both the public and private sectors.