Helen Edwards

London Borough of Newham

Helen has over 17 year’s experience as an in-house local authority lawyer, most recently as Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer at Peterborough City Council, and Monitoring Officer at Rutland Council, with whom Peterborough have a shared legal service. In September 2013 she was appointed Director of Legal & Governance at the London Borough of Newham, and is leading on the delivery of a shared legal service with the London Borough of Havering, as part of a wider shared services project which incorporates most of the "back office" functions across the two boroughs. The shared service commences on 1st April 2014, at which point Helen will become the Director of Legal & Governance for both the London Borough of Newham and Havering.