Representing ambulance services requires a detailed understanding of the commissioning structure and composition of ambulance services within the healthcare sector. It is just as important to comprehend the legal and public policy principles and statutory framework that underpins the commitments of ambulance services as a Category 1 responder, and their relationship and multi-agency commitments with other blue-light agencies.
Weightmans’ renowned expertise in helping public sector and healthcare clients has led to providing specialist advice to a number of different ambulance trusts across the country. Our specialist teams have provided dedicated support and advice to ambulance services in public inquiries and complex high-profile inquests relating to acts of terrorism, major and significant incidents as well as many inquests engaging Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Our firm has wealth of advocacy talent across the country which enables us to provide specialist advocacy assistance in every Coroners Court.
We have given strategic advice around issues such as risk assessment and protection of staff as well as members of the public. We also provide a comprehensive range of services on handling litigation and claims on behalf of ambulance trusts. Our reputable corporate team have advised ambulance trusts on issues from procurement to contractual disputes.
Weightmans are adept at achieving the goals of our clients through a tailored, outcome-driven, cost-effective service.