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We offer specialist knowledge and support to the charities sector

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Expertise working with the health sector. 

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Providing effective legal solutions to the education sector

We work with all local charities

Our specialists work with charities offering practical legal support. We understand the pressure our clients are under and support senior managers and trustees so they can run a successful organisation.

 

We share a common ethos and understand the desire to help the public whether it is related to community, animal welfare or the environment. Our services are built on years of experience working in the public sector and we are proud to work with the charity sector. 

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We work with all the emergency services.

We work with all public bodies, large and small

Providing legal services across the Eastern region.

We offer specialist knowledge and support to the charities sector

Expertise working with the health sector. 

Providing effective legal solutions to the education sector

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Amy Lapite, Head of Children and Education

Amy Lapite

Children and Education - Legal Services Manager

Amy specialises in childcare and education matters (SENT and SEN tribunals) and has Higher Rights of Audience for civil matters.  She has served as a legal adviser to the Adoption Agency since 2004. Amy joined ELS in 1998 from Manchester City Council. Amy is a member of Essex Family Justice Council. Amy has over 17 years of ...

Jennifer Mellani, Healthcare Specialist Lawyer

Jennifer Mellani

Health, Social Care and Deputyship - Legal Services Manager

Jennifer is a specialist Healthcare Lawyer who led on transactions stemming from some of the major reforms in the NHS including: the “Transforming Community Services Agenda”, Personalisation Agenda and Direct Payments, Health and Social Care Act reforms. She also acted in her past in-house role as an advocate for the “...

Katie Bray, Head of Projects

Katie Bray

Head of Legal

Katie specialises in major projects and procurement law advising public bodies on all aspects of public procurement, including closing complex and innovative projects including PFI and PPP Projects.  Katie has worked with public bodies at all stages of major projects from the initial stages of the procurement through to ...

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Pimlico Plumbers - appeal dismissed

Pimlico Plumbers - appeal dismissed

We have previously reported on caselaw regarding working status and in particular, cases regarding the gig economy. Click here. The Supreme Court has today dismissed the appeal br

Uber – The Next Chapter!

Uber – The Next Chapter!

Last year we reported on the Employment Tribunal matter of Uber and the fact that its drivers were held to have ‘worker status’. Click hear. This decision was appealed by Uber

Employment Law… What’s next?

Employment Law… What’s next?

Here you will find key legislation and legal developments that you need to be aware of in employment law. Please click on the link to download a copy or contact us and we can post

Who cares? We do!

Who cares? We do!

Lorene Hodkinson, a member of the ELS team will soon be heading off on a charity bike ride along with 49 others cycling from Brussels to Cologne to raise money for the ‘Who Cares

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