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Legal Costs

Requested on
Tue 14th May, 2013
Reference
FOI 2984
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please could you provide me with an indication of the Council's total spend on legal counsel for each of the following financial years:

• 2012-13
• 2011-12
• 2010-11

Please break down each year’s spend as categorised within your budget. I understand the following categories are commonly used:

• Administrative
• Child care/adoption and fostering
• Adult social services and community care
• Corporate Governance
• Education
• Employment
• Housing
• Licensing
• Litigation (civil)
• Litigation (criminal)
• Mental Health
• Planning
• Police
• Procurement
• Property
• Trusts and charities

Answer

Year Work area Total Spend
2010/2011 Data not available as legal services did not hold a central budget
2011 Housing 560.00
 Planning 750.00
2012 Planning 28,105.00
 Civil Litigation 2,538.00
 Housing 870.00
2013 Housing 925.00
 Planning 750.00

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