Estelle Culligan is a partner within our regulatory team.
Estelle graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in modern languages and pursued a career in human resources before qualifying as a solicitor in 2001. She worked for four years as a family solicitor, before moving into local government as a litigation solicitor. She rapidly progressed and, for several years, has worked as head or director of law and monitoring officer for various councils. She has managed a number of related services within local government, including legal services, human resources, democratic services, information governance and elections.
Estelle’s experience within local government law is wide ranging. She advises on issues including constitutional matters, councillors’ conduct, decision making and powers, planning, housing and all aspects of local authority governance. She has developed a particular interest and expertise in dealing with grievance and disciplinary matters involving statutory officers.
Estelle has personal experience and a deep understanding of the particular challenges that councillors and officers face in balancing their duties to the council and the public. While advising on the legalities of a particular situation, she also offers a sympathetic ear and pragmatic solutions to her clients’ issues.
Submit an enquiry and Estelle will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.