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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.

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  • 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

Entrepreneurs Relief from CGT: changes to the 'personal company' tests on share sales

When individual employees or directors sell shares in a trading company, or a holding company of a trading group, they may be able to claim entrepreneurs relief ('ER') from CGT on the sale of their shares in that company.

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Legal updates

Future high streets

It is perhaps symbolic that the first real details of the Future High Streets Fund were issued on Boxing Day, a day synonymous with retail sales.

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Legal updates

The scope of litigation privilege and ‘purely commercial discussions’

‘Purely commercial discussions’ within an organisation regarding settlement of a dispute prior to litigation are not protected by litigation privilege.

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Legal updates

Court makes example of developer for breach of restrictive covenant

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Millgate Developments Ltd and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2679, developers were given a somewhat unwelcome reminder of the risks of ignoring restrictive covenants during development.

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training and events

7Feb

claims club Exeter office

We are pleased to invite you to our next claims club where we will be covering a range of topics.

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12Feb

Social care forum Birmingham office

We are all waiting with bated breath for the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN, a case which will have a huge practical impact on service providers.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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