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The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) is London's first five-borough shared legal service. 

Working on behalf of the London Boroughs of Merton, Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth.

The aim of the service is to provide more resilient and higher quality legal services than that provided by each authority individually, assuming that future savings will need to be made to the budgets of all local authorities.

The service is ISO 9001:2015 accredited and provides the full remit of local authority legal services to the directorates of all councils as well as advice to councillors, the council, the committees of the councils and to schools in accordance with service level agreements.

Louise Round

Managing Director of South London Legal Partnership

Louise qualified as a solicitor in 1987 in private practice and took up her first local government role at the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, before moving to Hammersmith and Fulham where she became Head of Legal Services. In 2001 she took up the role of Monitoring Officer at Islington Council, a post she held for 11 years. As well as general public law matters, she specialised in the law relating to children, adult social care, education and employment.  She was Chief Executive of Tandridge Council in Surrey between 2013 and 2019 before joining SLLP.


South London Legal Partnership is divided into five teams:

Property Planning and Employment team

Provides legal advice in relation to property, planning and employment matters for all council.

Procurement and Information team

Provides legal advice and support in relation to procurement and contracts matters for all council.

Dispute Resolution and Compliance team

Litigates on behalf of all the councils in the civil and criminal courts.

Social Care and Education team

Provides legal advice and support to adults' and children's social care teams as well as to the education teams for all councils.

Practice Management team
The Practice Management team is responsible for finance and resource management, business support, business process improvement, ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, Facilities Management, IT systems and project management. SLLP charge each partner, and other clients, for the work it undertakes and has a turnover of approximately £11 million per annum.

Contact us

Gifford House 
67c St Helier Avenue

Morden 3

Telephone: 020 8545 3953
Fax no: 020 8545 3244