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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.

focus on...

Legal updates

Procurement challenge: when is information confidential?

Guidance on when information in a procurement challenge ought to be regarded as confidential and not be disclosed to third parties.

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Legal updates

When is a public body’s subsidiary company subject to the public procurement rules?

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union analyses when a subsidiary of a public body may also be a contracting authority.

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Legal updates

The Supreme Court restates the position with respect to damages in procurement claims

Supreme Court judgment in Nuclear Decommissioning Authority v EnergySolutions EU Ltd.

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Legal updates

Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards to be abolished

Under clauses 16 – 23 of the Children and Social Work Act, the existing LSCB structure will be replaced with a team of safeguarding partners.

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training and events

28Jun

Public sector planning club Nottingham office

The third planning club of 2017 will cover enforcement of section 106 agreements, highway issues in planning and much more.

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6Jul

Environmental law seminar Nottingham office

We are delighted to be hosting this Environmental Law Seminar which is to be presented in conjunction with Landmark Chambers.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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