Legal Services

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4. How your information will be used

We collect and process information about you for the following purposes:

  • determining applications;
  • investigating complaints that district, town and parish councillors have breached their Members’ Code of Conduct;
  • providing legal services to the Council on a range of matters including:
    • advising of all elements of administrative law for democratic processes; committee procedures; licensing and review panels; corporate policies and procedures
    • advising of all elements of planning law for applications; planning agreements; certificate of lawfulness; enforcement action and judicial reviews
    • undertaking commercial and residential property transactions for sales and purchases of land; registration of titles; creation of easements and licences
    • drafting and negotiating contracts for works and service agreements
    • civil court work for obtaining possession of council property; applying for injunctions; recovering money and council property; taking and defending judicial reviews and planning appeals
    • prosecuting individuals and companies for breaches of criminal law, such as breaches of environmental health and planning law
    • advising on employment disputes and representing the Council in Employment Tribunals
  • monitoring regulatory compliance and providing information to regulatory bodies for co-ordinating investigations for the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office;
  • responding to general enquiries and requests for legal documents.