Catalogue description National Coal Board and British Coal Corporation: Legal Department

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Reference: COAL 27
Title: National Coal Board and British Coal Corporation: Legal Department

The files in this series are from the Legal Department and detail the National Coal Board's estates, commercial matters, litigation and arbitration as well as related topics.

Date: 1946-1997
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

British Coal Corporation, 1987-1997

National Coal Board, Legal Department, 1947-1987

Physical description: 340 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information: The files in this series have been selected to show the range of work of the Legal Department.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Legal Department of the National Coal Board served the board itself, and advised its subsidiary and associated undertakings in respect of estates, conveyancing and commercial work, litigation and arbitration, and parliamentary advice. It was headed by the Legal Adviser, who was solicitor to the board and reported directly to the chairman. It also had responsibility for the regional solicitors' offices.

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