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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.

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Legal updates

A reliable historian? Be prepared to prove it

As anyone who has handled a personal injury claim will know, the success or otherwise of the claim is heavily dependent upon witness evidence and the weight given to the testimony of that witness, the most influential of which is likely to be the claimant.

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Legal updates

Innovation procurement - a source of inspiration?

For the most part, the public procurement regime is viewed as a set of rules aimed at securing the European Union goals of freedom of movement and services, whilst offering a means of achieving value for money in purchasing decisions.

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Legal updates

Public matters - June 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning, care home providers, litigants in person and how legal decisions influence social work practice.

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Legal updates

Planning ahead: implied planning obligations - Jean-Francois Clin v Walter Lilly & Co Ltd

This case highlights the need to set out in your building contract who is responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for the works.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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