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The Director of Legal & Democratic Services and the Council's Monitoring Officer

David is Director of Legal & Democratic Services at Birmingham City Council and is also Monitoring Officer for the Council. He has worked in local government since 1991, at Birmingham since 2000, and previously at three London Boroughs. Earlier in his career David was employed within adult education and the voluntary sector in Bristol and London.

Legal Services at Birmingham is a medium sized practice of 190 staff and has a turnover of around £12m. Democratic Services includes Committee and Members Services, Scrutiny, Electoral Services and the Lord Mayor’s Office in total comprising a further 70 staff.

David and the community safety legal team were awarded 'Legal Innovation of the Year' at the 2008 MJ Local Government Awards for pioneering use of the Civil Justice System, in partnership with the police, to manage and control perpetrators of violent crime including gun crime and domestic violence where use of the Criminal Justice System is not possible, usually for evidential reasons.

David is a Solicitor, has a Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in European Management and Employment Law..

Contact Details:

David Tatlow
Director of Legal & Democratic Services

Birmingham City Council
PO Box 15992
B2 2UQ

Tel No: 0121 303 2151
Email: david.tatlow@birmingham.gov.uk