15.3.1 General


  1. The General Counsel (acting under the chief executive’s delegation) and his/her staff in the Legal Services department manage litigation involving the council (initiated by council or against council).

  2. Litigation involves a range of decisions that are often irreversible and have significant consequences for the council.

  3. Legal Services works with the relevant council staff, department or business unit involved in the proceedings. Staff members are expected to cooperate with the General Counsel their team to determine whether it is appropriate for them to give evidence or assist in the proceedings



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