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Legal and Democratic Services

Legal and Democratic Services perform a key role at the heart of our constitutional and governance arrangements. It provides legal advice to the council and its various bodies, ensuring integrity in the conduct of our business and providing a range of legal support services to our front-line services

It provides essential support for the councillor decision-making process, ensuring it is streamlined and effective and exploring innovative ways to enhance community engagement in the democratic process.  

The function provides the following key functions:

  • administration of council bodies
  • member support
  • elections management
  • registration of births, deaths and marriages
  • legal services
Contact us
Legal and Democratic Services
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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