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Privacy notice - Orbis Public Law

This privacy notice tells you how Orbis Public Law (OPL) uses your information, the reasons for doing so, and also what rights you have in connection with the information we hold about you.

Orbis Public Law takes data protection seriously. Please be assured that your information will be used appropriately in line with the data protection legislation, will be stored securely and will not be processed unless the requirements for processing can be met.

What is Orbis Public Law

Orbis Public Law is the partnership of the legal teams of Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and West Sussex County Council. Physically based across the 3 partner authority buildings OPL colleagues offer expert in house legal advice to all officers and councillors in each of the 3 partner Councils on a full range of council responsibilities and public sector duties to internal client departments and to external clients. We also have external clients such as the East Sussex Fire Authority, district councils, local authorities and other local public services.

We provide advice on a range of areas of law, including the following:

  • Major projects
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Property, planning and highways
  • Housing and licensing
  • Prosecutions, civil litigation and employment
  • Adult and children’s services
  • Education
  • Administrative and local government law.