Legal Services

The Council has its own in-house legal team who are able to offer a comprehensive service to public sector bodies. The team consists of 4 Solicitors who have a wealth of legal knowledge and experience plus 3 staff who offer invaluable support. Legal advice is given in various areas including:

  • Planning
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Pollution Control
  • Licensing
  • Environmental Crime
  • Planning Enforcement (including Injunctions)
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Housing
  • Right to Buy Work
  • Commercial Leases
  • Conveyancing
  • Data Protection/ Freedom of Information
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Civil Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Members Code of Conduct

There will of course be a charge for our services but fees are likely to be significantly lower than those that could be offered by private sector lawyers. As public sector lawyers we understand you and the budgetary constraints you face.

The legal services brochure provides profiles of our Solicitors, support team and further contact information.

Please contact Lorraine Fowkes (Legal & Democratic Services Manager), in the first instance, on 01902 696469 or email to discuss your requirements.


Lorraine Fowkes, Assistant Director Democratic & Regulatory Services

Telephone: 01902 696469

Email: to discuss your requirements.


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