South Norfolk Council set to join shared legal team service

Plans to merge legal services with three other Norfolk councils are set to be approved by South Norfolk Councillors at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The district council is looking to join nplaw (Norfolk Public Law) from April 1 as part of cost savings and an efficiency drive.

The shared legal service already involves Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council and has been hosted at County Hall since 2010.

A meeting of South Norfolk Council is being recommended to approve the proposal to join nplaw for the next ten years, but give the local authority an option to withdraw from the partnership after five years if it so wishes.

The district council, based at Long Stratton, is looking to make an additional �1m of savings up until 2015.

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