COUNCIL ADDS YET MORE LAWYERS
Interesting story. Hope it’s true. Shame that they are only being used for the tribunal and not for talks. The council could use their expertise and we might have some useful discussion.
Unfortunately the council officers have abdicated responsibility and just want the tribunal to tell them what to do. Not exactly what they’re paid for.
If there was proper negotiating we could resolve this in a week. But the council would have to make decisions and find the money, neither of which officers are doing.