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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

MEES: New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for commercial property – what do local authorities need to know?

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the ‘MEES Regulations’) came into force on 1 April 2018.

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Legal updates

People Over Wind and Sweetman - project design v mitigation – recent CJEU case muddies the waters

A recent decision at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) has potentially altered the current UK position in relation to appropriate assessments under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.

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Legal updates

eDisclosure

Looking at how standard disclosure has evolved since 1999, where disclosure is heading by October 2018 following implementation of the pilot programme for eDisclosure, and what you should be doing now to prepare for it.

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Legal updates

Public matters - April 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning conditions, the Highways Code of Conduct, and human rights and social services.

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training and events

12Jun

managing procurement risks and challenges

This all day workshop is designed to give you the confidence to understand the pressure points in procurement processes and how they can give rise to risk.

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20Jun

public sector planning club

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

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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