A large number of legal issues/concerns have been raised in relation to the operation of the tip. Officers have worked closely with the Council’s own Legal Services Department in relation to all issues/concerns, who have in turn obtained external legal advice from instructed Counsel.
In total the Council has obtained 6 separate sets of external legal advice from 4 separate barristers. The advice provided by those in Legal Services and by instructed Counsel cannot be shared publicly, as the disclosure of such information could prejudice the Council’s ability to take legal action in the future. All such advice is protected by legal professional privilege and is therefore treated as confidential information.