transforming legal services in the public sector

About Us

LGSS Law Ltd is a ‘Social Enterprise Law Firm’ one of the first of its kind to be established in the UK.

In March 2015 LGSS Law was granted the ability to become a company owned by Non-Lawyers as an ‘Alternative Business Structure’ (ABS) and became LGSS Law Ltd on 1 April 2015, wholly owned by Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils. In April 2016 Central Bedfordshire Council joined LGSS Law as our third local authority owner.

Our roots are in the provision of legal services to local authorities and a significant proportion of our work remains within this sector. However, over recent years our client base has experienced significant growth to include more than 100 Organisations across the public and not-for-profit sectors including Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services.

It’s an exciting time for LGSS Law Ltd, and we continue to respond to the growing demand for legal services in the public sector. Legislation brought in by both the Local Government Act 2003 and importantly the Legal Services Act 2007, has created new opportunities for Public Sector Organisations, who may now set up and own law firms licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide legal services to a wide range of organisations.

We offer a variety of options to local authority and public sector organisations looking to engage with LGSS Law Limited from a pay as you go arrangement to a partnership agreement up to joining as a shareholder of the company. We are always happy to talk to any organisation on finding an arrangement which is suitable for you.

Keen to find out more about LGSS Law? We would be delighted to visit you and explain in more detail how our services work and the different ways in which we can engage with many Organisations. Visit our contact page for full details.

Our vision

Our client focused legal team of enthusiastic and innovative people provides robust quality and cost effective legal services exclusively to clients in the public and not for profit sectors, creating an environment in which we are able to realise our full potential.

Our mission

To support our clients in achieving their objectives we will supply timely, flexible and effective legal services by exploiting the benefits of scale, to increase the depth of legal specialism and resilience and thereby providing a better alternative to private practice and maximising affordability for clients.

Our commitment to quality

As part of our commitment to providing a quality assured service, LGSS Law has been awarded the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality assurance standard which is only awarded to organisations who meet the highest management and customer care standards.