Reporting to the head of paid service through the corporate head of Legal and Democratic Services, the role of Legal and Democratic Services is to assist in the administration of the democratic process and the decision-making machinery of the council, ensuring the law is correctly applied.
Provides corporate advice to the council, advice to members and officers, ensures probity and legality of the council’s decisions and actions, represents the council as necessary in civil and criminal proceedings, and gives advice and assistance to other public organisations.
Administers the democratic processes of the council and other bodies.
Manages the electoral registration and election process, ensures that local people are fully able to exercise their right to vote and influence decisions that affect their lives. Find out more from the Electoral Services webpages.
Provides secretarial services to staff and teams within Legal and Democratic Services and to some other units.
Provides secretarial support to all members of the council.
Maintenance of the Commons registers and completion of searches.
Supporting the Clerk to the Lieutenancy for all official royal visits and engagements.