Sector-Public Sector

Public Sector

Health and Safety Executive

We have been on the panel for the Health and Safety Executive for six years and undertake a broad range of prosecution work on its behalf. We are currently prosecuting a national company under the Health and Safety at Work Act as a result of an employee becoming trapped in machinery.

Other recent cases have included successful prosecutions for breaches of the Gas Safety Regulations and advice at the inquests relating to a major boiler explosion.

Public Sector

Torbay Council

We have been Torbay Council's trusted employment advisor for 10 years, working to protect the Council's reputation at all times. We support them at a strategic level, advise on procedure for matters such as implementing changes to terms and conditions and outsourcing arrangements, and help to update key policies.

We have successfully represented the Council in claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination and are currently representing them in the defence of over 100 multiple equal pay claims lodged by the unions and 'no win, no fee' solicitors. Our dedicated team uses effective case management to ensure that cases are dealt with cost-effectively and efficiently, achieving the withdrawal of claims in a number of cases.

We provide regular, in-house, bespoke training on developments in employment law for this key client.

Public Sector

The Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is part of the Department of Communities and Local Government. It is the Government's gateway to information on plans, appeals, applications, contact details, and research areas throughout the UK.

We have acted for them for a number of years advising on contractual and data protection issues and recently acted on the outsourcing of the provision of the Planning Portal itself, encompassing all the functions necessary to keep this site functioning. The contract was awarded to IBM after the OJEC process.