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public sector


Public bodies are expected to deliver their functions with increasing emphasis on improvement and efficiency savings. Our experienced lawyers understand these pressures and align themselves to our public sector clients to deliver best value legal services. With a long track record of successful delivery to public bodies which accounts for a substantial part of our firm’s turnover, we are determined and committed to supporting and working with our public sector clients.

what we do...

  • Our clients – over 200 local authorities, 50 NHS bodies, over ten central government departments and bodies.
  • Strategic panel members - including Crown Commercial Service and the National Procurement Service for Wales enabling any UK public body to access our services our experience – whether it is delivering a major regeneration project or facilitating lawful decision taking, we have teams of lawyers working across the expert fields public bodies require.
  • Comprehensive expertise – we provide a full range of services to public bodies covering corporate governance, commercial and procurement, property, employment, health and safety, liability litigation, inquiries and function specific advice.
  • Thought leaders – read our reports on the issues of devolution, shared services and mutuals.

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Legal updates

Public matters newsletter - November 2017

This month we have six topical articles for you which include a look at local authority property investments and a look at the case Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council (2017) UKSC 60.

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Webinars

Compensation claims for failures of social work practice November 2017

Social work practice has changed radically over recent years – and so has the case law which enables claims to be brought for failures in social work practice.

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Legal updates

Paradise lost? The release of the Paradise Papers and implications for local authority property investments

Whether coincidental or not there has also been a lot of political and press attention paid to the world of local authority investments, some of which also involve the ‘O’ word-offshore.

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Legal updates

A focus on directors duties under section 172 Companies Act 2006

There has been considerable activity in the recent months in the proposed reform of the UK’s corporate governance framework.

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training and events

21Nov

Highways symposium

We are delighted to invite you to our Highways Symposium 2017 where we will have a topical agenda and a stellar line up of speakers.

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23Nov

Highways symposium

We are delighted to invite you to our Highways Symposium 2017 where we will have a topical agenda and a stellar line up of speakers.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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