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            Local Authority

            We make sure that austerity and reduced budgets don’t leave you open to risk and public scrutiny.

            We specialise in highways claims, social services claims, human rights act claims, stress at work and educational negligence claims. 

            Our approach is to be proactive.  From day one we recognise the importance of controlling costs. That’s why we work hard to identify the chances of successfully defending a claim at the earliest stage and to adopt the appropriate strategy to achieve a swift conclusion

            Our tailored, no-nonsense approach provides you with on-going benefits long after a claim is resolved, and our case management system captures a wealth of information, through which we are able to offer meaningful, analytical intelligence.

            We’ll work with you to apply best practice techniques in identifying key risk management issues and setting out strategies and tactics for reducing future claims. 

            Legal Insight

            UK Government announces "Bounce Back Loans" for small and medium sized businesses in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

            29 April 2020

            The UK Government has announced a new public funded initiative, "Bounce Back Loans" under which small and medium-sized businesses may borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 from a list of accredited lenders.  No fees or interest will need to be paid by the recipient of the loan for the first twelve months and the Government will provide a guarantee covering 100% of the loan to the lender. 

            Our team of Local Authority specialists literally wrote the book when it comes to Local Authority Liability

            As the authors of Local Authority Liability and legal advisors to Alarm, the public sector risk management association, we understand that managing a claim doesn’t just come down to litigation – drawing expertise from across the firm.

            Mark Whittaker

            • Partner // Head of Casualty and Occupational Health Team (London)

            Derek Adamson

            • Partner // Head of Occupational Health and Casualty

            Gabriel Fay

            • Senior Associate

            Key contact and information

            Mark Whittaker

            Partner & Head of Casualty and Occupational Health Team (London)

            Perry Hill


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