Governance, information and public law

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We advise Hampshire County Council and other external public bodies on a wide range of public law matters such as corporate governance and constitutional issues, the holding of meetings and the operation of the decision-making process more generally. In particular, we work closely with monitoring officers to ensure that they can properly discharge their functions and that our clients fully understand the extent of their legal powers and statutory functions.

Members of our Governance and Information Law Team, who work as part of the Council’s wider Governance Section, understand the legal and governance issues that need to be addressed in practice. In particular, we have lawyers who specialise in the information management issues that arise in the public sector as a result of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, so we can help to ensure that you have appropriate and robust procedures in place to deal with these and related issues.