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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. 

          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

          Hazel James

          • Senior Associate

          Key contact and information

          Mark Whittaker

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

          Perry Hill