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Browne Jacobson strengthens public law team

9 May 2013

The former Head of Litigation at Leicester City Council has joined national law firm Browne Jacobson as an associate in its Nottingham office.

Anthony Cross joins the firms highly regarded administrative and public law team where he will report to Partner Laura Hughes.

With over 25 years admitted experience Anthony has worked in both private practice and local government where he has held a number of senior positions specialising in areas including planning, highways, environmental, governance and standards issues. During his career Anthony has also appeared before a variety of courts and tribunals and has a particular specialism in Judicial Review claims.

Browne Jacobsons administrative and public law team act for over 150 local authorities, including fire authorities and a range of health and public sector bodies and is highly rated by independent legal directories Chambers and Legal 500 for its market-leading knowledge of public authorities.

Over the last twelve months the team has secured a number of major clients including the Government Procurement Service, National Audit Office, Northern Ireland Ombudsman and Northern Ireland Audit Office. The team also act for Natural England, the Local Government Ombudsman, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, the Marine Management Organisation and Wales Audit Office. More recently the team has been instructed by the Welsh Government on the creation of Natural Resources Wales, a new body that will best manage Wales natural resources.

Partner Laura Hughes said

"This is an exciting appointment for the team which has been going from strength to strength in recent years. Anthonys arrival, which follows on from the appointments of Tony Child and Ros Foster recently, is a key part of our strategy to establish one of the leading public sector legal teams nationally."

Anthony Cross added:

"It is exciting to be joining a team that acts for an impressive roster of national, regional and local public sector clients. The depth of its expertise across all five offices, high calibre of lawyers and its client centric approach makes it one of the standout firms to work for in this area and Im thoroughly looking forward to being a part of its ongoing success."

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