An authority with Local Authorities
Having accumulated 30 plus years’ of experience of working with Local Authorities, we can rightly lay claim to having an in-depth knowledge of their working methods and requirements. This means not only appreciating the legal landscape but the broader political and ethical/moral sensitivities.
Our approach will always be Partner-led and flexible with the ability to create, localised teams of specialist practitioners from our national network of offices that marry with your individual requirements. With a keen eye on costs and reputational management our services are designed to deliver best value.
The extensive experience of Local Authority law we have spans:
- Employers’ liability
- Public liability
- Occupiers liability
- Judicial reviews
- Property damage/housing disrepair
- Employment issues
- Costs negotiation
- Officials indemnity issues
- Professional negligence
Within these areas we frequently handle claims arising from the likes of:
- Social Services
- Asbestos related litigation
- Child sexual exploitation
- Stress at work
- Deprivation of liberty safeguards
- Education/failure to educate
- Land disputes
Having acted in a number of leading cases setting beneficial precedents e.g. the Climbié inquiry; our experience makes us acutely aware of the unusual facets arising out of these cases. Data protection issues, confidentiality, the potential for defamation, dealing with the media and the need for skilful yet sensitive handling are all sensitivities we are well versed at handling.