Legal services

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

What we do

We provide high quality legal advice and assistance to members, departments of the council and to our external clients.

Every member of the team has an important part to play in the delivery of legal services to the Council and our success lies in the collective and individual abilities to efficiently deliver a high standard of service. 

PLEASE NOTE: Legal Services are able to provide a legal service to other public bodies and parish councils, for example the service provide legal assistance to North York Moors National Park.  

However, Legal Services cannot provide legal advice to members of the public nor can it recommend particular firms of solicitors.  You may find the following links useful if you are seeking assistance.

Community Legal Service

A network of organisations that fund, provides and promotes civil legal services from general information to advice and representation.

Citizens Advice Bureau

A free, independent, confidential advice service.

Legal advisers

Search for a legal adviser or family mediator with a legal aid contract in England and Wales.


The government site providing information for citizens upon the operation of Government.

Office of Public Service Information

The government site providing widescale access to public service information and a national database of UK Statute law.

The Information Commissioner

The independent authority established to promote access to official information and to protect personal information.

The Courts Service

Information in relation to the UK Courts service.

The Charity Commission

The official website of the Charity Commission providing guidance on Charities