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The ACA has arrangements with leading law firms Davies Wallis Foyster (DWF) of Manchester for the provision of legal help and support to members, who may wish to use this DWF helplines for:

  1. Contractual Matters
  2. The terms of appointment
  3. Risk management
  4. Intellectual property and ownership of design
  5. Fee recovery
  6. Threats of a claim

As part of their ACA subscription, members are entitled to telephone access a member of the law firm’s advice team during office hours, an initial appraisal of the current position, advice on when to notify their professional indemnity insurers and 15 minutes free legal advice from a lawyer who is an expert in professional indemnity and construction law.

From time to time the ACA Newsletter carries updates on legal matters and DWF has a regular columns.

DWF Legal Advice Team

All ACA members receive:

  • the above dedicated telephone number giving access to a member of DWF’s helpline advice team during office hours
  • an initial appraisal of the current position
  • advice on when to notify your professional indemnity insurers
  • entitlement to 15 minutes free legal advice from DWF from a lawyer who is an expert in professional indemnity and construction law

If a full appraisal of the matter would be beneficial, you will be informed and, if you wish, arrangements made for a full consultation on DWF’s usual terms.

Davies Wallis Foyster has grown over the last few years into one of the North’s leading commercial law firms with offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

Concerns for which members might wish to use the helpline include:

  • contractual matters
  • the terms of your firm’s own appointment
  • recovering your fees
  • threats of a claim

In any of these situations, it could well be to your advantage to seek advice at an early stage reviewing an area of concern and identifying whether you are yourself at risk in any way. A little timely advice will give you:

  • an independent perspective on current difficulties
  • guidance aimed at maintaining your vital client relationships
  • guidance on how to minimise the risk of future claims
  • guidance on how to deal with your insurers

If a full appraisal of the matter would be beneficial, you will be informed and, if you wish, arrangements made for a full consultation on DWF’s usual terms.

DWF Bulletins
DWF have prepared a series of bulletins covering the new age discrimination legislation due to come into force on 1 October 2006. These highlight key areas of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, and the practical steps employers should be taking to prepare for the changes.

  • Recruitment – start as you mean to go on!:
  • Pay & Benefits – Rewarding your Workforce:
  • Are you read for Retirement?
  • Unfair dismissal – avoiding the pitfalls

Follow the link below to DWF’s legal website where you can view all the above bulletins and also check out their seminar programme.

http://212.248.152.1/Employment/index.htm.

Contact:

Chris Lagar, Davies Wallis Foyster by telephone on: 0161-228 3702 or by email on: cml@dwf.co.uk

Website: www.dwf.law.com