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Broad range of legal services for fire authorities nationwide based on years of experience in this specialist sector.

Authorities are unique and high-profile organisations, carrying out a crucial and sensitive area of public sector work. For the individuals charged with managing these responsibilities, compliance with the law, regulations and standards of performance are vitally important issues. Lapses can be costly; not only financially but also in terms of reputation and impact on public confidence.

Weightmans' Fire team are acknowledged experts in this specialist sector, having acted for Fire Authorities nationwide for many years on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues. These include regulatory matters such as health and safety and the environment, employers’ and public liability claims, employment law (including issues relating the legality of strike action) and fire operational advice.

Our extensive experience gives us a unique insight into your needs and expectations as a public employer. We understand the demands and pressures placed upon you, and have in-depth knowledge of the legal, social and political environment you work within. In particular, we recognise the public policy considerations that must be taken into account and the need to preserve and protect the reputation and good-standing of your organisation.

Ultimately our aim is to help you achieve your goals, and we do this by developing a close working relationship founded on trust, competency and efficiency. The advice we offer is concise, practical and realistic, tailored to meet your needs as a unique organisation with specific needs and expectations.

Members of our Fire team are authors of "Emergency Services Law and Liability", published recently by Jordans.

Weightmans was proud to sponsor the tenth World Firefighter Games which were held across the Merseyside region in 2008, featuring 60 sporting events and attracting up to 5000 competitors from all over the world.

Andrew Cooper
"We are acknowledged experts in this specialist sector, having acted for Fire Authorities nationwide"
Andrew Cooper

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