This department within Legal Services is responsible for instituting and defending actions taken against the Municipality. They work with any claims or matters that go to either the Magistrate or High court. There are ten paralegals and seven legal advisors.

In terms of the Magistrate Court Insurance issues are very common. These are damage to vehicles, maybe through a pothole or even Metro Police arrests or detentions. Whilst with the High Court it's usually contractual issues like reviews of administrative decisions, example the awarding of tenders.

 Litigation is a challenging field as one has to deal with Legislation specific to the Municipality as well as general legislation.