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About Legal Services

The Legal Services Unit provides a comprehensive, effective, expert, and value for money legal service to all Directorates of the Council and the Corporate decision-making process.

We provide legal advice and representation on behalf of the Council. Our in-house staff directly provide the greatest part of the overall legal service, with the remainder provided through additional assistance where needed from external barristers or solicitors in private practice.

The Unit cannot provide legal services or advice to members of the public, as we can only act for the Council and other public approved bodies.

We consistently receive excellent user survey ratings.