Suki Binjal

Council member for Local Government

Date elected to councilAug 2021


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Suki Binjal is a highly experienced public sector solicitor providing legal and strategic advice to local authorities and other public bodies.

Suki is a consultant and the director of Belvedere Legal Services.

She has recently completed an assignment with the London Borough of Lewisham as the director of legal, corporate governance and HR.

Her previous roles have included a directorship with the Commission for Racial Equality.

She was also a founder member of a women's refuge and chaired the Portsmouth Equalities Forum, as well as holding various non-executive director roles.

She was the president of Lawyers in Local Government from 2017 to 2019, a national membership body representing public sector lawyers.

Suki routinely speaks at events and training sessions.

Her focus is to champion the role of lawyers in the public sector and to promote positive engagement across the broad spectrums of local authority governance and leadership.

Suki was also an external adviser on the policy committee with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is currently the chair of the Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally Board.

She is also an advisory board member of Thomson Reuters' Transforming Women's Leadership in the Law programme.

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Area of practice

In-house; local government

Languages spoken

English and Punjabi