Legal Services Budget and Staffing

 

1. How much is the legal services department training budget?

£6,000 per annum.

 

2. How many fee earners are employed in the legal services department?

There are no ‘fee earners’ within the DCC Legal Department.  DCC currently employs a total of 41 individuals within its Legal Department.

 

3. How many paralegals (or of equivalent title) are employed in the legal services department?

DCC does not currently employ paralegals.  DCC has Legal Assistants and Senior Legal Assistants of which there are currently eight employed in total.

 

4. How many legal executives are employed in the legal services department?

 Seven.

 

5. How many solicitors are employed in the legal services department?

23

 

6. How many legal apprentices are employed in the legal services department?

None, DCC does not currently have a Legal Apprentice role.

 

7. What is the salary range of paralegals employed in the legal services department?

£16,123 to £24,964

 

8. What is the salary range of legal executives employed in the legal services department?

£25,951 to £34,538

 

9. What is the salary range of solicitors employed in the legal services department?

£30,785 to £107,110

 

10. What is the salary range of legal apprentices employed in the legal services department?

There are currently no legal apprentices employed in the Legal Services Department.

 

11.Can you supply me with a copy of the job descriptions for each of the following roles:

11.1 Paralegal; This role does not exist within DCC, but Job Descriptions for Legal Assistant and Senior Legal Assistant are provided here and here respectively.

11.2 Legal executive;  Job description provided here

11.3 Solicitor; Job description provided here

11.4 Legal apprentice; N/A

 

12. Can employees in the legal services department work from home and/or agile work and what is the policy for this?

Yes.  DCC does permit its employees to work from home, and some staff in Legal Services do carry out occasional homeworking.  This is where part of the total working hours may be worked at home with the agreement of the manager. The employee’s work base remains the office or establishment.

 

13. What employee benefits are available for working in the legal services department, for example and including but not limited to: pension schemes, healthcare, flexi-time?

Local Government Pension Scheme, flexi-time and payment of practising certificate.

 

14. Is the legal services department an ABS, shared-service and/or in-house department?

 The Legal Services Department is an in-house department.

 

15. Does the legal services department sell services to external clients?

Yes.

 

 

 

If you wish to speak with someone regarding the above request, please telephone 01392 383000 and ask for Information Governance or email accesstoinformation-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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