Legal services

Our in house legal department offers expert advice on a full range of council responsibilities and public sector duties. We are absolutely committed to client care. We provide high quality, responsive advice to meet the needs of internal and external clients. 

We provide specialist customer focused advice on law relating to:

  • Major projects
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Property, planning and highways;
  • Housing and Licensing
  • Prosecutions, civil litigation & employment
  • Adult and children’s services
  • Education
  • Administrative and local government law  

The service is run by the Head of Law, Abraham Ghebre-Ghiorghis, who also acts as the council’s Monitoring Officer.

Our Clients

Legal services offers an in house service to all officers and councillors across the council.

We are also available for instruction by other public bodies. We have external clients such as the East Sussex Fire Authority, district councils, local authorities and other local public services.