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Alarm Conference 2022

20 June 2022

DWF is proud to sponsor the ALARM conference 2022, with members of our leading local authority claims and legal team on hand from 3-5 July to answer your questions.

Reducing the costs of claims for local authorities

We're committed to helping our local authority and public sector clients to reduce the costs of claims, improve their risk profile and manage their reputation in the face of often serious and highly sensitive challenges. Some of the ways in which we do this are outlined below, along with the details of our key team members should you have any further queries.

To keep you up to speed with the latest trends, legal updates, reports and news from DWF we provide regular update e-mails.

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Our Local Authority services include:

ALARM 2022

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Local Authority

We make sure that austerity and reduced budgets don’t leave you open to risk and public scrutiny.

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360 Claims and Risk Management Software

We provide risk, insurance and claims management software to help businesses remain compliant, protect premiums, and reduce the total cost of risk.

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Claims Management & Adjusting

We provide a blended solution of claims management, adjusting and legal expertise from first notification of loss cradle-to-grave claims management.

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Arboricultural Law

Our legal and arboricultural experts know that you need to balance claim spend reduction with protection of the natural environment. We can help you manage this by assisting on tree risk policies and strategies, as well as robustly defending claims when they arise.

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Crisis and Incident Management Service UK

Whether you find yourself dealing with a workplace accident, environmental incident, economic crime & fraud investigation, general crime and road traffic investigation, or an unexpected visit from a regulator, our crisis and incident management experts are on hand to guide and assist you. 

Register for our 24/7 hotline to safeguard your reputation and protect your business. The service is led by our Tier 1 ranked UK Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations Team.

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Police, Care and Justice

We help those that make a difference to society through our legal expertise and innovative approach.

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Regional & Local Government

The delivery of frontline services to communities increasingly relies on a government's ability to do more with less and to respond to changing regulatory and funding frameworks with solutions and robust strategies - all securely and legally. With this, having legal support from those with a solid understanding of regional and local government  can be very important.


Latest Insights

Alarm 2022

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'Failure to remove' claims

A summary of the conjoined appeal of two cases concerning the issue of whether the defendant local authorities owed a duty of care to keep the claimants safe from the foreseeable risk of injury from their respective families.

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Claimant refused extension of time

The High Court recently dismissed a claimant's application for an extension of time to serve his Particulars of Claim. In this article we explain the procedural background and why the application was dismissed. 

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Reducing cost of risk

Now, more than ever, mitigating risk and managing costs associated with claims is a key focus for local authorities.  Whatever the risk or potential claim and the associated cost, the weight sits heavily on local authority budgets.

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Reports & Publications

Will Levelling Up meet voter priorities?

DWF's YouGov survey examines the views of voters in England's North and Midlands. Read about the key findings in our report.