Local Government Authorities

Many Local Councils already benefit from our support with their Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety challenges.

When you are running a busy Council you face many challenges: the intricate nature of the Council organisational structure, compliance, safety, regular changes in the law and time-consuming employee issues. These take you away from making your Council flourish.

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Specialist advice and support for Local Government

At Ellis Whittam we recognised that every organisation is different. But with specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of our advisors, who support many or Local Councils that will be facing similar challenges to you. 

When you are running a busy Council you face many challenges: the intricate nature of the Council organisational structure, compliance, safety, regular changes in the law and time-consuming employee issues. These take you away from making your Council flourish.

Local Council clients at Ellis Whittam benefit from:

  • Specialist, dedicated advice from teams who understand Local Government
  • Local Government focused resources and templates that help you manage risk
  • Independent Legal Expenses Insurance 

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“It’s like having your own HR Manager and Health & Safety Manager but at the end of the telephone. I have nothing but praise for Ellis Whittam.”

Mike Kennedy, Town Clerk,
Henley-on-Thames Town Council

Employment Law & HR

Having worked with the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) we recognise the importance of ensuring that you have the right policies and procedures in place to follow the law and best practice for Local Councils.

We understand some of the common workplace challenges Local Councils face. We support employers with a whole range of employment issues, including:

  • Frequent short-term absences;
  • Long-term sickness absence;
  • Theft;
  • Wage deductions;
  • National Minimum Wage;
  • Misconduct;
  • Disciplinary action;
  • Grievances;
  • Dismissal; and
  • Disputes between employees.

Our qualified Employment Law and HR experts will provide fast, practical and pragmatic solutions to save you time and money.

Health & Safety

From a health and safety perspective, we understand your challenges: multi-sites, keeping members of the public safe, lone working, keeping old buildings safe and fire risk assessments up to date.

We regularly help Local Councils take proactive steps to mitigate the risks associated with:

  • Stress;
  • Display screen equipment;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Manual handling;
  • Visitors and contractors;
  • Fire;
  • Electrical equipment;
  • Events;
  • Site facilities and outdoor areas; and
  • Office ventilation, lighting and air quality.

Your Health & Safety experts will install a practical safety management system suited to your Council environment. We will work with you to keep your premises and working environments safe for your staff and customers. Our Consultants will identify your priorities, work with you to address them and can even act as one of your legally required ‘Competent Persons’.

"EW have provided us with an excellent and professional level of service. They took time to understand the local council sector and this is reflected in their advice and support”

Society of Local Council Clerks

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Why choose us?

What makes us unique is that we combine the service quality of a law firm with the certainty of fixed-fee services to provide expert, solutions-focused Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support tailored to your organisation.

Our people are the basis of our service. They are the reason why we have a 95% client satisfaction rate and an annual client retention rate of 97%.

Our local government experts help people leaders like you to:

  • Proactively solve problems;
  • Ensure regulatory compliance; and
  • Achieve commercial objectives.

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