Legal services

Find information about Suffolk Legal and local land charges searches.

Suffolk Legal

Suffolk Legal is Suffolk County Council's in-house legal team. It deals with a wide range of matters, both providing legal advice to departments within the council, and representing Suffolk County Council in legal actions.

Areas of work

Suffolk Legal organises its work into two broad areas, the Safeguarding Practice Group and the Commercial Practice Group.

The Safeguarding Practice Group includes:

  • Adults and Community (including Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health, and Community Care)
  • Children and Young People (including Child Protection and Education)
  • Employment
  • Legal services to other public authorities
  • Public Protection

The Commercial Practice Group includes:

Local land charges searches

You can request a local land charges search.

The Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens are available for public inspection with reasonable notice during office hours. Please call 01473 264190 to make an appointment.

If copies of the Register entries are required, these can be supplied for a £6 (including VAT) administration fee to cover the cost of photocopying. 

For details: