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Local Government and Authorities

Compliance is complex for organisations in the public sector. Expert guidance and the right tools can avoid unpleasant consequences.

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Parish and Town Councils and local authorities deal with a range of risks and legislation obligations in their day-to-day proceedings.

Parish and Town Councils are also under increasingly tighter budget restraints.

Our teams support many parish councils and have collaboratively worked with local authorities, in-house legal teams to provide the full range of legal and risk management services to ensure the delivery of projects and the day-to-day challenges that can arise.

Access to our unique knowledge platforms, tools and advisory services to upskill their team, and give them the legal advice and representation support if needed.

How we can help

We are well versed in helping local government and authorities in England manage legislation and risk across the board. This includes: 

  • Helping resolve rights of way and footpaths disputes and regulation requirements 
  • Consultations and training on employment best practices, ready made policies and procedures to follow relating to safeguarding, capability, sickness and absence monitoring, harassment and grievance issues
  • Advice and representation for employment claims and at tribunals – unfair dismissals, discrimination, redundancy appeals and settlement agreements   
  • Educating your clerks and staff and advising them on responding to freedom of information requests, data handling and processing, UK GDPR, and improving cyber security awareness   
  • Giving expert advice and guidance around contracts  
  • Training and advice on new regulations and legislation such as Martyn’s Law – Protect Duty 
  • Helping to establish legal obligation and risk surrounding community events
  • Commercial disputes
  • Supply chain contracts and procurement processes    
  • Reputational management and support with defamation claims including help with dealing with committee issues or community disputes 
  • Dispute resolution for contractual agreements and warranty reviews 
  • Helping to resolve trespassing and other disputes
  • Representation at Coroner’s Court inquests
  • Guidance and representation in respect of Ombudsman investigations
  • Assistance and advice in respect of internal investigations and complaints
  • Advice and guidance in respect of roles, responsibilities and code of conduct
  • Advice in relation to safeguarding

Some of the services described on the website may not be available in all jurisdictions. 

The tools you need to succeed

Discover our range of tools and services designed to help you navigate risk, achieve your goals and minimise any harm to your business.

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Whether you are looking to strengthen your processes, navigate risk roadblocks or protect your business from harm, our team is armed with the guidance and tools you need to be by your side and make your business unstoppable.