Richmond Council is to save a £100,000 a year by merging its legal department with Merton Council.

Cllr Geoffrey Samuel, the Deputy Leader of Richmond Council, says:

“Bringing our lawyers together with Merton’s is an example of how we can protect our frontline services by taking a critical look at how our back office works.

“Cutting 20 per cent out of the costs of running the two services is a very good start – we expect to see savings of £100,000 in the next financial year.”