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About Legal


Cornwall Legal Services is a team of lawyers providing expert, high quality legal advice to Cornwall Council.  We act for a number of external clients across the South West, including the Council's group of companies, a fire and rescue authority, schools and academies as well as other local authorities.

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Our key sectors of expertise are Commercial, Employment, Social Care (Adult's and Children's) Property, Highways, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory and Planning. We have specialist lawyers with both public and private sector experience able to provide both practical and commercially focused advice.

Operating in this environment means our lawyers have first hand experience of the challenges clients face, particularly concerning the economic climate and the pace of change across the wider public sector. We are therefore in a unique position to offer clients an unrivalled depth of understanding that meets your needs.

Legal Services is the largest in house provider of legal services in Cornwall and Devon. It provides legal support in the following specialist areas by team:

Cornwall Council is one of only 26% of authorities in the Country that has been rated “Good” in its Ofsted inspection. Cornwall Council has consistently met the 26 week deadline under the public law outline.

Testimony from Treleigh School

"We have bought into legal services for as long as I can remember. You never know when you might need it. This past year we used them to support us with our change in school meal provider and with a resulting tricky pensions complication. The legal team were on hand in the summer break when I needed them and they provided me with practical, sensible advice. Definitely worth the yearly SLA fee".