Corporate Governance

Good governance requires sound guidance and leadership to be effective. We support our clients with practical advice to achieve high standards of corporate governance throughout their organisations.

Making your life easier 

Putting together policy documents that govern the existing and future operations of a public body require an investment of time and knowledge. Our team assists this process and supports clients in their governance duties allowing them to focus on core business.

 

Improving the transparency of processes and procedures is just one of the benefits of seeking advice about corporate governance. We can draft constitutions, policies and codes of conduct together with complaints investigations.

 

Our team includes individuals with experience of working at executive level and monitoring officer positions, which means we fully understand the considerations and challenges members, directors and senior managers are likely to face.

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Katie Bray, Head of Projects

Katie Bray

Head of Legal

Katie specialises in major projects and procurement law advising public bodies on all aspects of public procurement, including closing complex and innovative projects including PFI and PPP Projects.  Katie has worked with public bodies at all stages of major projects from the initial stages of the procurement through to ...

Laura Edwards, Head of Projects

Laura Edwards

Corporate and Commercial - Legal Services Manager

Laura specialises in all aspects of commercial law and specifically procurement law and regeneration projects, advising on complex high value projects including PFI, PPP and outsourcing. Laura’s particular expertise is dealing with major complex procurements including competitive dialogue across various sectors including ...

Paul Turner, Director, Legal and Assurance

Paul Turner

Director, Legal and Assurance

Paul has been Essex County Council’s Monitoring Officer or deputy since 2013. He has overall responsibility for the County Council’s constitution and its formal decision making processes as well as supporting Councillors across the political spectrum. Paul has 25 years’ legal experience across almost all areas of local ...

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Susan Moussa

Corporate and Commercial - Associate Solicitor

Susan has extensive experience advising clients in relation to contracts and public procurements, having led on procurements for various types of goods, services and works for unitary authorities; county councils; districts, boroughs; Fire and Rescue Authorities; and local authority wholly-owned companies.  Susan advises as to ...

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Kim Cole

Corporate and Commercial - Associate Solicitor

Kim works alongside the Monitoring Officer at Essex County Council to ensure that decision making across the Council is undertaken in a clear and transparent way, with due regard to risk and reputational implications. Establishing robust governance arrangements for transparent decision making through the South East Local ...

Contact Us

To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.

 

ELS is the inhouse service of Essex County Council.  Essex Legal Services Limited is the trading vehicle of ELS

For general legal requests and advice on new matters our Duty Advice Service (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. contact us on : 0333 013 9993.  Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.

 

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