Sheffield Legal Services is a Lexcel accredited in-house legal team at Sheffield City Council. We are a framework legal services provider on the EM LawShare legal services framework (as a sub-contractor to Geldards LLP) and the WYLaw framework.

Who we are

We have successfully undergone two tough tender processes and we have an established foundation of neighbour clients. They return to us because they know we are a committed, reliable and approachable ally, offering a quality service at highly competitive rates, with all the benefits and insight that a local authority legal team can bring.

We have 78 legal staff practicing in key areas of local authority and public sector law, with the determination, strength and resilience to respond to your requirements.

The benefits of public sector collaboration

We understand that in an environment of ever-diminishing financial resources and increasing pressures to deliver more, you are not only seeking extensive knowledge and experience but excellent value for money which we can deliver. We welcome the opportunity to work with other public sector organisations and recognise that the increased breadth, depth and range of experience benefits both our current and future clients as well as our own staff. 

What we stand for

We are customer-focused, offering our clients a practical solutions based approach. We care about our relationships and always act with the integrity and attention to detail that is underpinned by our Lexcel approved client care and practice standards. We are robust, dependable but also innovative, experienced and pragmatic.

Our areas of expertise

We specialise in a wide range of legal services including:

  • Childcare
  • Civil Litigation
  • Planning and Highways
  • Adult Social Care
  • Employment
  • Licencing
  • Litigation
  • Inquests
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Property Law
  • Commercial
  • Governance and Constitution
  • EM Law Share
  • WY Law 

Speak to us about what we can do for you

For an informal discussion about how we may be able to help you can contact Gillian Duckworth our Director of Legal Services by email at Gillian.Duckworth@sheffield.gov.uk or over the phone on 0114 273 4018.

You can also contact our External Relationships Manager Deborah Eaton by email at Deborah.Eaton@sheffield.gov.uk or over the phone on 0114 205 3305.

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