P_CoG_06 Protocol and Procedure for Accessing External Legal Advice

 When considering the use of external solicitors for legal advice/services, it is important to strike a balance between the sensible use of public funds and the need to minimise risk to the organisation.

The aim of this protocol is to ensure staff have guidance on the likely circumstances where access to legal advice would be required and also the appropriate procedures to follow.

This protocol relates to all legal or potential issues other than Clinical Negligence matters. Any Clinical Negligence allegations, claims or potential claims are the subject of separate procedures and should be directed to the Corporate Assurance Manager

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