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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

Brexit: impact on nature conservation

The legal status of EU environmental law within the UK will depend on the nature of the negotiated exit agreement.


Legal updates

HS2 Limited

On 15 November 2016, the government confirmed the proposed route for the second phase of the high speed rail line HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.


Legal updates

Natural England's conservation strategy

Natural England has published its conservation strategy for the 21st century, ‘Conservation 21’.


Legal updates

Automatic suspension and damages: the conversation continues...

The judgment in Perinatal Institute v Healthcare Quality improvement Partnership [2016] EWHC 2626 (TCC) follows a line of developing case law.


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Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

Partner and Head of Public Sector

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