Use of County FA Helpline on the increase

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The County Football Association Legal Services Helpline (Helpline) run by Muckle LLP which aims to provide quick, commercial advice on legal issues faced by County Football Associations (County FAs) has seen a significant increase in usage over the past 12 months.

In that time we have advised on a multitude of issues ranging from employment queries to lease renewals. Our employment team have been particularly busy advising amongst other things on disciplinary and grievance procedures, sickness absence, holiday pay, changes to terms and conditions, flexible working, redundancies and settlement agreements.

Further examples of services provided include our commercial team advising on data protection matters, specifically Subject Access Requests, constitutional and governance issues including the benefits of obtaining charitable status to the organisation.

Essentially the helpline service was designed to support County FAs with cost-effective professional advice on any legal queries they may have and judging on the increase in usage it has been successful in its objectives.

If you would like further information, or have any feedback you would like to give to us on the helpline, please email [email protected]