Luton Borough Council was prosecuted by the HSE late last year following an incident at a high school in which an assistant headteacher was attacked by a pupil and left with life-changing injuries.
In these unprecedented times, we’d like to take this opportunity to reassure our clients that we have, and will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure that we can provide continuity of service to you during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is more important to us than ever at this challenging time that we continue working alongside you to improve lives, communities and society.
With the exception of a small core team, our workforce has been working remotely for some time, meaning that our lawyers and support staff are working largely as normal. We are confident about our capacity to continue to deliver our services while working remotely in the interests of protecting our staff and clients, for as long as necessary. If you have a meeting scheduled with a member of staff, they will contact you in advance to arrange a suitable alternative to a face to face meeting. Should you have any queries, please contact us via email@example.com.
Alongside legal services, our teams are providing regular e-briefings to support our clients in response to the evolving Coronavirus situation, from employment issues to updated guidance for charities. You can access them here or by following our Twitter feed - @ACSLLP.
While our training and seminar programme is currently on hold, you can access our programme of webinars and podcasts here.
If you have a specific legal query relating to how Covid-19/Coronavirus is affecting your organisation, get in touch with our sector leads:
Jonathan Cox - Housing
Matthew Wort - Health and social care
Olwen Dutton - Local government
Chris Whittington - Education
Dominic Curran - Charities
David Alcock - Social business
Rankeshwar Batta - Private client - personal injury and clinical negligence team
Jas Tamber - Private client - children's services team
Elizabeth Wyatt - Private client - family team
Donna Holmes - Private client - personal planning team
For further information on the steps taken as part of our response to COVID, please click here.
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The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated that there is great resilience and innovation in the housing sector across Greater Manchester, it has also brought shortfalls and other priorities sharply into foc