NALC Legal Topic Notes: Models / Procedures


Local councils get involved in legal proceedings for a number of reasons. Sometimes councils will be responding to claims made against them (in which case they will be the Defendant) and on other occasions councils will use their powers to commence proceedings themselves (in which case they will be the Claimant). The purpose of this Note is to set out the powers local councils have to commence or defend legal proceedings which, for convenience, will be termed collectively as ‘litigation’.

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