As a high-profile, frontline public service, demands placed on today’s fire and rescue authorities are diverse, unique and challenging. Fire authorities are facing a period of significant change, and our team understands your changing environment and needs. We offer pragmatic advice which enables your management team to adapt to these new legal developments with confidence. We can support you with all your legal needs such as regulatory advice, commercial projects or shared service delivery with other blue light services.
- Our experience - over 25 years’ experience acting for fire and rescue authorities on both contentious and non-contentious issues.
- Our clients - fire and rescue authorities across England and Wales.
- Dedicated lawyers – located across the country.
- Complete legal solution - commercial, environmental, health and safety, information technology, property, construction, corporate governance, employment; extensive expertise in prosecuting offenders under fire safety legislation.
- In-depth sector understanding - legal, social and political factors and acknowledged for our ‘hand in glove’ approach.
- Industry members - Association of Local Authority Risk Managers (ALARM), speakers to the Fire Lawyers Network and regular attendees of the LGA Fire Conference.
Latest insights and events
Are councils failing to tackle anti-social behaviour?
The government’s anti-social behaviour action plan and the questions it poses practically
Legal Update - Procurement Act
Automatic suspension and procurement law
Legal Update - Shared Insights
Shared Insights: Focus on emergency medicine
In our latest Shared Insights session, Focus on Emergency Medicine, chaired by Jennifer Fagin and Amelia Newbold, we were pleased to be joined by: Dr Alex Crowe, Deputy Director Incentive Schemes & Academic Partnerships, NHS Resolution and Consultant Nephrologist and Miss Susie Hewitt MBE, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
Responding to Grenfell – Slow progress is better than none
As the Grenfell Inquiry continues, how have the Phase 1 recommendations changed the fire safety and building safety landscape?
On-Demand - Procurement Act
Procurement Bill - key changes and how will it affect you?
Ceasing discretionary functions and powers – some key issues for public bodies to consider
The key legal questions for public bodies to consider before deciding to cease exercising a discretionary power due to limited resources or other reasons.
Robust decision-making - how to reduce the scope for an irrationality challenge
Public bodies must understand the scope of ‘irrational’ or ‘unreasonable’ challenges so that proactive steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of successful judicial intervention.