Local Government—new starter guide
Local Government—new starter guide

The following Local Government guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Local Government—new starter guide
  • What do Local Government lawyers do?
  • Key topics in Local Government
  • Governance
  • Public Procurement
  • Social Housing
  • Children social care and Education
  • Social Care
  • Other Local Government topics of interest
  • Brexit and Local Government
  • more

This new starter guide provides an introduction to Local Government law. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those who are new to Local Government as a practice area. It focuses on the key issues that arise when advising on Local Government matters and includes links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information on the topics covered.

Those who are new to Local Government law are also likely to find the Overviews in each of the subtopics in the Local Government practice area useful. These Overviews summarise the law relating to a particular right or issue, providing links to relevant content within the subtopic to help navigate the area concerned. For an example, see: Structure of local government—overview and Powers and duties—overview.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab or Topics drop down menu to browse further practice area content.

This Practice Note also contains links to help you make the most of the Local Government materials, including how to sign up for email alerts and contact the LexisAsk team.

What do Local Government lawyers do?

Local Government in the UK involves the decentralised administration, strategic planning, commissioning and delivery of local services such as housing, education, social care, and highway maintenance by an accountable local authority (LA). There are different types of