Carol Grant, former director of communications and public affairs
at the Local Government Association, is joining Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn
(LLM) as a consultant.
Grant, who left the LGA in March, will work on LLM’s existing clients
and help to develop new business. She joins LLM’s existing team of
consultants with experience in local government: Ben Lucas, a founder of
pressure group the New Local Government Network, and Abigail Melville,
formerly head of the Labour Party’s local government unit.
Grant worked at the association - a client of LLM’s since last year -
for 18 months, handling the organisation’s launch and its first annual
conference. She has been replaced at the association by its environment
and planning head Phil Swann (profile, p28).
Grant was previously a freelance consultant in the housing sector for
clients including Westminster City Council and Brighton and Hove
Council, and director of communications for housing charity Shelter from
1992 to 1994.