The service is led by the Assistant Director of Corporate Governance and managed by the Senior Manager for Legal and Democratic Services who, as the Council's Monitoring Officer, is responsible for ensuring the legality of any decisions and the development of members together with ensuring that members are aware of and comply with the members' Code of Conduct. The Legal service provides professional, high quality legal advice and services across the Council, and providing guidance and supporting major projects such as the Academies Programme. Democratic Services' main functions are to ensure that the County Council has modern and fit for purpose governance arrangements which enable members to take decisions in a timely way and with all relevant information.
Democratic Services performs the following roles:
The Monitoring Officer
Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building