Legal Services

Legal Services

Legal Services is the Council's own dedicated, professional legal service. It is part of the Resources Directorate and is led by the Assistant Director Legal Services.


Assistant Director Legal Services

John Softly
Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne


Council's Monitoring Officer

The Assistant Director Legal Services is also the Council's Monitoring Officer.

The Monitoring Officer is a statutory appointment under section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. The Council's Constitution (the Newcastle Charter) sets out the role and responsibilities of the Monitoring Officer. These include ensuring lawfulness and fairness of decision making and maintaining the Newcastle Charter. Newcastle Charter, Part 2, Article 13.   





CCTV procedure for the release of evidence


Insurance claims against the council