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Legal Careers

Follow your career path in Cornwall...

Do you want to work for an organisation that consistently offers an incredible variety of challenging and stimulating legal work? If yes, then why not do it in a place of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by sea, sand and spectacular scenery. Cornwall Council is unique too; a large, fast moving Council which has recently secured the UK’s first devolution deal for a rural county. Its Legal Service excels in this environment with innovative service delivery, excellent support and resources coupled with investment in individual personal development.

Vacancies will appear on our jobs portal as they become available.

Please visit our Trainee Solicitors page for more details on our future opportunities.

We are a large unitary Council with annual expenditure exceeding £1 billion. Our Legal Service has around 70 staff providing comprehensive legal support including in the following fields of law: commercial, corporate governance, property, planning, highways, litigation, housing and social care. We not only provide legal services to Cornwall Council but also have a client base of other public service providers in the South West. Our clients provide us with a varied and challenging workload and below are just some of our clients’ initiatives that we’ve been supporting this year:

  • The construction of a new park and ride facility for Truro.
  • A lease of Cornwall’s Newquay Airport.
  • The procurement of an airline operation for the London to Cornwall route.
  • The delivery of an Eco Town.
  • Judicial Reviews concerning two major development proposals.
  • The construction of a new £60m dual carriageway.
  • A major £60m rail investment package for a new maintenance depot, new sleeper service rolling stock and a mainline signalling upgrade.

View our Legal Services website

Legal Services Structure

Our Legal team sits within the Governance and Information Service of the Customer and Support Services You can view our Legal team structure chart and functions.

If you have any queries regarding our Legal roles or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact the Resourcing Team using the contact details on this page.