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charities

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Charities have come into much sharper legal focus due to significant changes in legislation and the increasing role they are playing in the delivery of public services. Ensuring good governance and legal adherence in the charity’s operations is of key concern to trustees.

We have an in depth knowledge of the public and charities sectors, we understand the market in which our clients operate, the complex regulatory framework and the wider reputational ramifications which can follow a serious incident. We work with a number of charitable organisations including national heritage, drug and dependency, children’s care and elderly care organisations as well as those who help people with specific needs such as challenging behaviour arising out of brain injuries, or dementia care.

We are experts in all aspects of personal injury, social care law and human rights. We have our own teams of barristers and advocates in the civil and criminal courts, as well as our own costs, intelligence and counter fraud teams.

We understand the particular issues that impact charitable policyholders and we know that the strategy for dealing with a claim must be consistent with the ethos of the charity itself.

what we do...

  • Specialist advice - we deal with claims which range from trips and slips to assaults by service users, stress and discrimination claims from employees as well as historic abuse and failure to remove claims. We also act on behalf of charities in property damage and recovery matters.
  • Claims arising out of the maladministration of drugs.
  • Advice on medical treatment – including consent to treatment, guidance on clinical negligence and inquests. We also provide an emergency helpline providing 24 hour advice - with access to specialised lawyers able to make an out of hours application to Court for an Order authorising serious medical treatment if needed.
  • Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguarding (DoLs) issues we are a leading provider of training on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty as well as offering a fixed audit of policies, implementation and training across your organisation. We also provide a fixed fee process for Court of Protection applications.
  • Managing the expectations of families of residents.
  • Policy drafting - we have been instrumental in assisting our insurer clients in drafting policies for care homes.

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Susan Mabbott

Susan Mabbott

Head of Insurance and Public Risk

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