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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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training and events

Table at a Browne Jacobson event

4Apr

Admin and public law seminar London (venue to be confirmed)

We are pleased to invite you to our administrative and public law seminar, chaired by Sir Robert Devereux, former Permanent Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions.

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28Mar

Claims club London office

At our March claims club we will be covering vicarious liability for data breaches, FOI requests and the impact of Brexit on local authority insurance teams.

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recent experience

what our clients say....

what the directories say...

focus on...

State aid and IP in R&D agreements - hear from our panel of experts

As private businesses, public bodies and universities alike strive to gain a competitive advantage, each increasingly look to each other to develop next generation products and services.

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Legal updates

Local government frameworks: who is in the frame?

Frameworks account for a huge amount of the UK’s procurement activities.

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Legal updates

Public matters - March 2019

This month includes procurement, local government frameworks, and state aid post-Brexit.

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Brexit resources

Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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