Orkney Islands Council
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Legal Services

Gavin Mitchell - Head of Legal Services.

Head of Legal Services – Gavin Mitchell.

The Council’s Legal Team consists of six solicitors, two legal clerks and two registrars. We provide advice to both the Council's officers and its elected members to help ensure that the Council meets its priorities in a lawful manner. We also support the Council by providing the licensing and registration services to members of the public. The team aims to provide the Council with an effective and efficient service.

Legal Services includes registration, records management and data protection, Freedom of Information Requests, the complaints procedure and licensing.