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Lambeth’s top lawyer is new ACSeS vice president

Mark Hynes has been appointed as vice president for the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS).

Mark, who is Lambeth Council’s Director of Legal and Democratic Services, was appointed to the position at the ACSeS Annual General Meeting in Leeds on November 19.

ACSeS is the professional association for managers of corporate governance (legal, administrative, democratic, scrutiny and standards functions) and statutory monitoring officers and their deputies at local authorities in England and Wales.

It plays a leading role in developing governance arrangements in local government and works closely with other associations, government departments and agencies.

Mark’s promotion to the role is in part recognition of his achievements and contribution to ACSeS over the last year. This has included the creation of a national set of legal performance indicators for council lawyers and his work to secure new legal protection arrangements for monitoring officers with leading law firm Wragges.

Mark, who is also a director and treasurer of ACSeS, said: “I am very pleased to be nominated vice president at ACSES. I am very proud to be involved with the Association and working with colleagues we have delivered a great deal of improvement and transformation across the profession specifically and local authorities generally.

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