Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Richmond put their legal heads together (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Richmond councils put their legal heads together
A new shared legal service between Merton, Kingston, Sutton and Richmond Councils launched yesterday.
The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) is the first UK borough-shared legal service and is based in Merton.
It is set to save £600,000 between the four councils over the next four years, expanding on the current partnership between Merton and Richmond Councils.
The boroughs will benefit from an increased pool of legal expertise, reducing the need to instruct outside lawyers.
Paul Evans, joint monitoring officer for Merton and Richmond Councils, will head the SLLP team.
Kingston and Sutton Councils will retain their own monitoring officer and corporate lawyer role.
Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: "Bringing together the legal expertise of the four boroughs’ legal teams to create the South London Legal Partnership means we can provide an even better and cost efficient service."
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