An expert legal support service
Fire, ambulance and police services are in a unique position in terms of the services they are required to deliver. You will often be working in highly pressurised circumstances, performing a public service in the context of diminishing funds. Public scrutiny of decisions means that you need to ensure that you follow the correct processes wherever possible and take a robust stance to claims where it is appropriate to do so. In order to do this, you will need a legal team that understands your needs, is able to hit the ground running and work seamlessly with your internal teams. You will also want professionals who are committed to working with the public sector and understand the constraints you are under. A core part of our client approach is to pre-empt and minimise legal issues so clients can focus on the delivery of high quality front line services.
The Policing and Crime Act reinforces the need for support from lawyers who understand the market and look for solutions. Our aim is to enable you to deliver efficient and effective services; we will not create obstacles but explore ways to overcome them. We will do so in the knowledge that the greatest hurdles you face will be political, cultural and financial.
What services can we offer you?
Employment: including employment law, professional standards and discipline.
Governance: including constitutional matters, powers, public law duties and managing reputation.
Commercial: including managing contractual obligations, projects and integrated working.
Procurement: including compliance with EU procurement requirements, co-commissioning and framework agreements.
Inquests: including reviewing witness statements, managing disclosure, providing witness preparation and representation at court.
Property: including new developments, refurbishments, landlord and tenant advice and management of specialist properties.
We also provide regular training and briefing notes in these key areas.