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Kennedy Cater Sponsor 'Legal Department of the Future' Survey

Posted by Tim Morel on Mon, Jun 29 2015 17:40:00

For the second time, Kennedy Cater have backed a survey undertaken by Local Government Lawyer Magazine, which examines the current and future challenges facing local government legal teams.


The Legal Department of the Future Survey has been distributed across the entire local government sector and aims to produce a true picture of how legal departments might respond to the current motivators for change.


The survey aims to identify the main challenges and ascertain how local authority legal departments will look in future. It examines the effect that changes to the structure of local government, the growth of outsourcing and spin-outs, the ongoing growth of shared services and the emergence of external trading models and Alternative Business Structures will have on the future shape of legal departments. It also looks at some of the key day-to-day issues affecting their management – workload, recruitment, training and the use of external advisers.


All participants will receive a copy of the full aggregated results when the survey is complete, providing valuable original benchmarking information.


Participants are also being invited to attend a roundtable session to discuss the results. Helen Edwards, Director of Kennedy Cater’s Public Sector team says, ‘being a part of these round table discussions provides a valuable insight into how public sector legal teams as a whole are responding to the pressures and expectations being increasingly placed upon them. Kennedy Cater’s sponsorship of this survey underlines our commitment to developing models that can closely support the sector in these changing times.’


The analysis of the results will also compare these answers to the earlier management survey sponsored by Kennedy Cater and conducted by Local Government Lawyer in 2013.


The survey can be viewed on the link below.




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