Why Capsticks?

On top of budget cuts and increasing scrutiny, emergency services face the challenge of ever more complex legal work.

From employment to commercial litigation, the demands are likely to stretch the most capable in-house team.

Our national emergency services legal team includes an unrivalled number of specialists with experience of working in-house at the highest level. They understand exactly the pressures you’re under and how to resolve those issues pragmatically, cost effectively and at speed.

We work with ambulance, police and fire services on issues that include everything from collaboration and information sharing to complex commercial matters to regulatory and professional disciplinary work as well as inquiries and inquests, many with a national profile.

There are exciting opportunities for emergency services to collaborate, but issues such as sharing data, contractual arrangements and good governance need to be handled carefully.
Keeping you one step ahead
With offices around the country, we’re building relationships with services nationwide and can advise in person when it really matters.

We offer an out of hours emergency service advice line to ensure you get your answers responded to quickly as part of our information law service.

We keep clients up to date with changes to the law through regular seminars and training programmes on topical issues such as mental health and Health & Safety and targeted training for board members on individual responsibilities.

And because we know you want answers above analysis, our advice is designed to be practical and useable at all times.

Key areas we help emergency services with include:

Commercial and procurement

We help services set up joint bodies and manage the contractual arrangements smoothly. We also make sure your procurement processes and information and data sharing processes are compliant and that tenders get the desired results.

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We advise on contentious and non-contentious advice which require a high level of wider regulatory knowledge and application. Discrimination cases attract media attention and risk reputational damage. We’ll help you manage staff claims and tribunals with the minimum of fuss. We also advise on handling concerns with senior staff.

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With one of the largest property teams handling public sector property, we can help you manage your estate effectively and deal with the demands to share property or rationalise portfolios.

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Inquests and inquiries

Our inquest experience is second to none, we have arguably one of the largest teams in the country. We regularly advise on the most complex and highest profile cases. We also advise on risk management and learning lessons from claims and we are seen as the authoritative voice in claims management nationally.

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We understand not just the demands of complex litigation but also the special considerations that arise when acting for public sector clients. In addition to our technical expertise, we appreciate the pressures that emergency service providers are under.

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